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Adding A New Bathroom To Your Basement In Northern Virginia

adding a bathroom to your basement northern virginia

Adding a new bathroom to your basement in Northern Virginia is a great way to add value to your home. Adding a new bathroom to your Northern Virginia home requires a licensed contractor such as Fairfax Contractor. We hold a DPOR class A contractors license in VA. Installing a new bathroom in your basement remodeling projects is one of our services.  Our design staff has many years of installing a new bathroom to your basement in Northern Virginia. As a master builder servicing all of northern Virginia, we have the personnel that can ruff in the plumbing, frame, insulate, and finish a breathtaking basement bathroom. Obviously, permits will be needed for any basement bathroom project. Fairfax Contractor has business licenses in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, Prince William County, the city of Alexandria, and Manassas city. These business licenses better known as BPOL licenses are necessary to pull the permits to build a new bathroom in your basement. We are a general contracting company that can legally install a new bathroom in your Northern Virginia home. Though we do not possess plumbing licenses, electrical licenses, or HVAC licenses are team members, have the ability to pull the necessary permits that will be required to install a bathroom in your basement. Moreover, we have expert design personnel that is employed by Fairfax Contractor that have the ability to make your basement bathroom dream remodeling project come a great addition to your home. We possess the knowledge of all the local codes that are currently based on the 2015 BOCA building codes, which have been adopted by the Commonwealth of Virginia as the statewide building code. For more information on Fairfax Contractor bathroom remodeling click this link.

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Adding A New Bathroom To Your Basement In Northern Virginia

The first step in installing a basement bathroom is to know if your home is on city water or a septic system. Adding a new bathroom to your basement in Northern Virginia home is OK if your home is on city water. But adding a new bathroom to your basement in Northern Virginia that is on a septic drain field may be a problem. Most homes on septic systems can have so many bathrooms. It is important if you want to add an additional bathroom we need to get it approved through the health department in northern Virginia. When your additional bathroom has been permitted and approved by the health department we can start the plumbing groundwork. In the last 25 years, many home builders have ruffed in a simple plumbing system for a future basement bathroom. To get that unique basement bathroom project completed it is oftentimes required to move the waste pipes into a position for your design. To do this we will need to jack up your area of the rough-in plumbing to make the plumbing system to work. Once the bathroom pipes have been relocated to the proper position for your design, they will be needed to be inspected by a county plumbing inspector. Once the rough-in plumbing has been approved, we will then fill out the cutout proportion of your concrete floor with concrete. The next step is to locate the hot and water pipes that will supply the water to your basement shower, tub, vanity. Typically running off your home's water supply we can easily make these connections for water supply to your basement bathroom. If your bathroom basement plan requires a custom mud pan tile shower base there will be extra inspections necessary. You can install a bathroom in your basement without worrying about whether or not it's on city water. However, if you live in the Northern VA area and want an additional barroom for instance (because there are few options nearby), then know that most homes cannot have any more than one toilet per floor plan; plus they need approval from the health department before construction begins--especially since plumbing fixtures like sinks & shower Heads usually are covered under local codes!

Fairfax Contractor  Basement  Bathroom Shower Code  Requirements

Basement showers must meet the following requirements. Shower compartments must have a minimum total area of 900 square inches and a minimum dimension of 30 inches in any direction.  Shower compartments need to have a minimum dimension of 25 inches provided it maintains a cross-sectional area of 1,300 square inches.   Hinged shower glass doors must open outward.  All glass showers must be safety glazed.  Shower control valves must be scald resistant (in accordance with ASSE/ANSI 1016) with a hot water limit of 120 degrees F. Fixture clearances. Toilets sink, and showers shall have the minimum clearances listed below. 21” inches in front of sinks and toilets. We need to design your basement bathroom with 24 inches in front of the shower stall opening. For code, we need 4 inches between two adjacent sinks. Also when we build your basement bathroom  24 inches between a sink and a toilet.

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Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, including these cities; Ashburn, Aldie, AlexandriaAnnandale, Bristow, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Countryside, Dale City, Dulles, Dumfries, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Gainesville, Great FallsHaymarket, Herndon, Kingstown, Lansdowne, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Leesburg, Lorton, Manassas, Manassas Park, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Occoquan, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, RestonSpringfield, South Riding, Sterling, Stone Ridge, Triangle, Tyson’s Corner, Vienna, Yorkshire, and Woodbridge