Radiant Heat Snow Melting System Applications
Radiant Heated Driveway Installation and Application Info
Warmzone radiant heat snow melting systems provide radiant heat for virtually any size, shape and type of driveway. The ClearZone radiant heat cable is the most durable and versatile snow melting cable on the market, making it the ideal snow melting solution among professional builders and homeowners alike. The heat cable can be installed in a variety of applications, including concrete-pours and new asphalt.
Concrete Heated Driveways and Sidewalks - New Pour
Concrete is the most common application for the ClearZone snow melting system. Prior to the concrete pour, the heating cable is secured to the remesh with wire ties and spaced at 3 to 6-inch intervals. The ClearZone cable can be customized to heat any size or shape of driveway, ranging from large commercial projects to residential driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. Once installed, the ClearZone radiant snowmelt system is virtually maintenance free and will help to preserve the quality of your concrete driveway and sidewalks.
Asphalt - New
Because of the ClearZone cable's high quality and durable makeup, it can withstand the heat and compression of newly poured asphalt. The radiant heating cable is laid out on the base surface (usually sand), and the asphalt is hand shoveled onto the cable and base surface. Insulation is recommended, but not required. One inch rigid insulation can be installed underneath the base surface, or the insulation can be laid on the base surface and the snow melting cable can then be secured on top of the insulation.
Asphalt - Repave and Retrofit
The ClearZone radiant heating system is unique because it isn't limited to being installed in new driveways or sidewalks. If you have an existing asphalt driveway and intend to re-pave it, you can retrofit your driveway with a ClearZone radiant heat system. ClearZone cable needs to be embedded under only ½-inch of asphalt and is secured to the existing asphalt with clips and nails. The new asphalt is then hand shoveled onto the existing driveway and cable. ClearZone cable is simple to install and provides the best performance for heating asphalt driveways.
Brick Paver Driveways - Installation
ClearZone radiant snow melting systems are the most effective systems for pavers. Installing a snowmelt system under brick pavers is also one of the easiest radiant heat installation methods. The heating cable is simply laid out on the base surface of the area to be heated, and the pavers are installed as normal over the cables. Because the ClearZone cable has been tested and approved for wet conditions, the cable can come in contact with moisture without its performance being affected.
For comparisons between electric radiant snow melting and hydronic systems, visit our radiant news page .