Plumbing is an integral part of any new construction, but never more so than in the 21st century. Low-flow, water-efficient fixtures and water-saving solutions are in high demand, it's important to consider implementing these modern plumbing solutions (including highly-durable PEX pipes) in order to ensure your home's value is preserved throughout the decades to come.
Estimating the Costs of New Construction Plumbing
Several factors go into the determination of how much a plumbing system will cost in a new construction. First, the size of the building, the location, and the type of materials desired are the primary factors in determining overall costs. However, plumbing isn't an aspect of a building in which one should attempt to cut corners. The potential costs and damage of a shoddy, poorly thought-out plumbing system could wreak major havoc on your home and your wallet within just a short period of time after completion.
The baseline measurement for any construction project is determined by either square or linear footage and prices vary by market fluctuation and trends, but the average cost per square foot for a major plumbing project is around $4.50.
Furthermore, if you have multiple bathrooms, fixtures, irrigation sprinklers, fountains, water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, pools, and hot tubs will dramatically impact the cost of your plumbing project.
The Impact of Excavation
Depending on the existing infrastructure on your lot, your new construction may require some excavation to connect your home's system with the city water supply, sewer lines, and/or a septic tank. When building on a subdivision, there's likely to be connections to city or local plumbing systems ready to go.
However, the further your property is from primary plumbing connections, the more expensive it will be to run the pipes to the site of your new construction. Additionally, the type of land on your property will have an impact on the cost of excavation. Wooded or rocky areas will cost more due to the difficulty associated with clearing the land before excavation can begin.
If you need help with your new construction plumbing, contact Pioneer Plumbing & Heating today!