Multifamily complex benefits from an Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing repipe solution
Pipe's flexibility minimizes impact on existing structure, allowing smaller holes in walls and faster repair times for residents
- 16-story multifamily complex
- Failing galvanized plumbing system
- Repipe with Uponor AquaPEX plumbing system
- Property owner: WRE Development Ltd.
- Contractor: Advance Services Group Inc.
- Uponor AquaPEX® Tubing
- ProPEX® Engineered Polymer (EP) Fittings
Designed exclusively for senior adults, Summerland Apartments is home to one of Winnipeg’s largest tropical atriums, joining two 16-story concrete towers to create a lush, green indoor environment for residents. When the multifamily structure needed to repipe its failing galvanized plumbing system, property owner WRE Development Ltd. wanted a solution that would offer greater longevity and superior performance to last for decades.
The building’s contracting company, Advance Services Group Inc., chose an Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing system as the best solution for the project due to the high durability, flexibility and proven performance of the PEX pipe and ProPEX® fittings.
“The ease of installation made the project substantially easier,” said Jeff Arnel with Advance Services Group Inc.
The entire project required just four installers and was completed — including drywall repairing, painting and finishing — nine months from start to finish because of the PEX pipe’s flexibility and tight bend radius. The repipe called for Uponor PEX in ½" to 3" pipe sizes, which allowed the crew to transition from risers to in-suite plumbing efficiently.