Running pre-sleeved Uponor AquaPEX® in the slab or under the slab can save you significant time and money on your installs. Pre-sleeved PEX pipe does not require insulation, eliminating the added time and costs of insulating a piping system. Additionally, going in or under the slab completely eliminates the need for any hangers or supports. And because pre-sleeved Uponor AquaPEX is available in long, flexible coils, it can eliminate underground connections to make installs faster and easier while also further reducing material usage.
Installing plumbing lines in or under the slab provides better performance for the end-user as well. In-slab or under-slab plumbing systems require shorter pipe runs for less water volume in the system. This results in less water waste, less energy usage to heat the water, and better hot-water delivery times.
When it comes to end-user safety, pre-sleeved Uponor AquaPEX is also a best-in-class solution. Because in-slab systems use shorter runs of pipe, it reduces the time water in the pipe spends in the optimal bacterial grow zone of 95°F to 115°F. Additionally, the shorter pipe runs provide better pressure to the fixtures for higher velocity to minimize biofilm attachment and growth, especially compared to metallic piping systems.
Best of all, you get the confidence that comes with every Uponor AquaPEX plumbing system, including resistance to corrosion, pitting, and scale buildup, flexibility for greater freeze resistance, and the strongest, most reliable connection with the ProPEX® expansion system — all backed by a 25-year transferable limited warranty.
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