Pipe failure can cause damage to floors, walls, and even foundations. Replacing the piping may seem like a big task - but if they fail you will need to replace them anyway and on top of that you will have to replace anything that received water damage. So when you find you need to upgrade or replace your home’s piping, PEX is a great choice.
Cross linked polyethylene, or also nicknamed PEX, has become the new standard when lining the interior walls of your home with fresh water lines. When a home needs to have water lines replaced because their old lines have corroded, and slowly rusted away galvanized pipes; PEX Piping and Copper are the two most popular materials used today to repipe your home. PEX, or cross linked polyethylene has been used for decades but it is new to homeowners in the United States. Developed in Europe, the piping was first used in the United States in 1984, and to this date it holds its ranking as the preferred material used to run portable water lines.
A corrosion free pipe, which offers better tasting water when compared to the metallic taste that comes along with copper water lines; it has the ability to expand and maintain a healthy lining when faced with freezing temperatures. Having durable water lines that will last longer than 30 years can be achieved with the installation of cross linked polyethylene material used for PEX re-piping projects.
Here at Allied Foundation, we specialize in replacing old water lines with updated PEX water lines. For more questions or for a free estimate, give us a call!
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