Snowmelt systems, also called “heated driveways”, are a technological alternative to shoveling, salting, snow plowing, snow blowing and other snow removal methods.
With most snowmelt systems, tubing is run under the driveway (and walkways, patios and porch steps, too, if you like). Heated water is pumped through the tubing. The water in snowmelt systems is mixed with an anti-freeze (glycol). Heat radiates up from the tubing to the surface of your driveway, melting away snow and ice. Drains catch the water run-off produced by a snowmelt system, channeling the water away from your driveway.
Snowmelt systems can reduce the amount of liability insurance you need for your property by providing a safer pathway to walk on. This could save a lot of money on snow removal services or equipment and the backaches to do the job yourself.
It can also add to the life of your concrete slab and save money on having to replace it much sooner due to damage from plows or salt.
- Driveways (flat, sloped and reverse sloped),
- Sidewalks and steps,
- Loading docks,
- Building entrances,
- Carwash bays,
- Parking garage ramps,
- Year-round outdoor sports fields
- Patios or stamped concrete