Wells' precast products help the home obtain optimal energy efficiency. The first and second floors, as well as the garage, are built with hydronic piping in the precast floors to heat the home. Hydronic piping is a thin and flexible tubing that runs through precast panels and connects to a home’s standard boiler. The concrete is heated, like a heating pad, and retains that heat, slowly releasing it over time, keeping the whole environment warm in the process. That delivers a staggering amount of energy efficiency, reducing heating consumption and cost.
The home’s driveway and sidewalks also offer environmental benefits, as they are made from RePlenish pervious concrete, which creates additional drainage to help prevent flooding and direct water flow to restore water supplies. It can withstand up to 500 inches of rain an hour, allowing water to naturally flow into the earth. It also will withstand freeze and thawing.