New home....concrete floor or crawl for plumbing repair ease ???
Posted by Terry Powers on September 06, 1999 at 23:56:11:
I am considering building a new home and need a little advice. My builder uses concrete block
fondations with a concrete floor (pea gravel is used under the floor where the pipes are run) and
they use a foam sleeve type insulation where the copper supply pipes come thru the concrete.
They offer a crawl space for 6000.00 dollars more.
My concern is how probable...and difficult a leak would be to repair with this kind of construction.
I would hate to spend 6000.00 just to be able to get at the plumbing, but if this is the smarter
investment.....I will !!!
It does appear that they only do PVC waste pipe joints under the slab.....all the copper pipe looks
to be flexible single pieces (no sweat joints).
BTW I live in central Indiana.
Any input would be VERY appreciated !!! Yours, Terry