Never use that black flex tube (1/2"). That stuff WILL fail. Granted, I installed this maybe 15 years ago. But the past five (or so) years, I’ve had to fix multiple leaks each year. Within the past week I had three. In every case, the tubing split lengthwise. Two were under pavers.
The first under-paver leak, I dug up the line just outside of the pavers, cut it, and capped it. No more water under the pavers, but now some plants have to be watered by hand. Long-term I will address this (within the next few weeks), but for now at least those pavers aren’t being undermined.
The second under-paver leak is requiring me to reroute the water. Lots of digging. The tubing was installed prior to the pavers, and I didn’t realize until later that one paver path ran right along the tube…all the way. I thought it was just a short run under the pavers perpendicular. Nope. I’m not digging up 25’ of pavers to replace that line. So I’m in the process of digging out the source and rerouting it around the pavers.
All rerouting and replacing will be done with schedule 40 PVC. That black flex tubing is a nightmare. Really easy to install, but a PITA when it eventually fails. PVC will last longer than I will live, so that should be the last time I have to deal with it. (As the black crap fails, I dig it out and replace with PVC. Maybe I’ll get proactive and start replacing stuff that hasn’t yet failed.)