Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Replacing a Tub

Replacing a bathtub is a decision no one comes to lightly. Once it's been resurfaced and that surface begins to chip, unsanitary bits can fall into the bathwater and the tub will need to be replaced.


  • Replacing your tub will cost a couple of hundred dollars, just for the tub itself. 
  • Installation is the expensive part and can cost you well over a thousand dollars.
  • Replacing the hardware (faucets and spout) are generally around $100, depending on your style.
  • Replacing the tiles at the floor and wall can vary greatly depending on your style.
  • Another large part of this cost is permitting. 

Permits need to be pulled on any job involving plumbing. It is not advisable for the common homeowner to attempt to replace a bathtub as it is heavy, grimy work. The complications potentially involved include broken pipes, flooding, broken tiles at the wall and floor, and damage to other parts of the house (such as doorways) when attempting to remove the tub from the house.

A plumbing inspector will be called out a few times to insure your tub was properly uninstalled, and that the new one is properly installed. Doing this step will save you from any potential leaking in the walls (which can lead to foundation damage, wall damage, mold, and more) and you will know that your new tub will last a long, long time.

Allow Your Permit Solution to run all your permits for smooth and quick project completion.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Permitting Made Easy

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From the smallest of jobs, such as trimming a tree, all the way up to the multi-million dollar high-rise project, we at Your Permit Solution handle all aspects of permit requirements from beginning to end.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

You May NOT Need a Permit

You May Not Need a Permit for: 

  • Laying in a new roof.
  • Parking your roll-off dumpster on your own property (however, if you happen to live in an association-controlled neighborhood, make sure you do not run afoul of your own housing association's rules).
  • Putting in hardwood floor.
  • Installing carpeting.
  • Replacing doors or windows on a one-for-one basis.
  • Upgrading your countertops.
  • Freshing up the exterior with new siding.
  • Minor electrical work, such as replacing an electrical outlet.

You MAY Need a Permit

You May Need a Permit for: 

  • Moving a sink.
  • Demolishing a load-bearing wall.
  • Changing the house's roofline.
  • Punching in a new window or door.
  • Altering the footprint of your house.
  • Installing new electrical wiring.
  • Parking your roll-off dumpster on a public street.