ProRadiant insulated PEX barrier piping system for its snow-melting system is said to result in a reduction in heat loss. High compressive strength allows burial under areas with high traffic loads or foot traffic. Membrane between the outer casing and insulation enhances and maintains the insulation value. Reportedly eliminating the risk of water penetration, the system needs no special considerations for thermal expansion. A polyethylene jacket resists impact or blows during installation or transportation. The piping system is UV treated, requires no special tools for assembly, and is available in long coils or custom coil lengths.