Radiant Floors, Inc. has installed snow and ice-melt systems in areas as small as 200 sq. ft. and as large as 10,000+ sq. ft. We frequently install snow-melt in driveways, courtyards, patios, sidewalks, stairs, decks, wheelchair ramps, garage aprons, pool decks, and even dog runs. Whatever your needs are, we will make sure that the system we design meets those needs. Snow-melt is ideal for paver applications, steep driveways, stairs, north facing slabs, areas prone to ice, and for everyone who doesn’t feel like shoveling their driveway Monday morning before work. When the budget doesn’t allow for the entire driveway to be melted, we can design the system to melt a narrower strip or just high traffic areas. Snow-melt systems use a boiler to heat a water and glycol mixture and circulate it through Pex tubing in the concrete, asphalt, sand bed, or turf to heat the slab and melt the snow and ice. Radiant Floors, Inc. always recommends the use of an under slab insulation to ensure that the heat is only being used to warm the slab and not the ground underneath. Systems can be fully automatic, manually controlled, or both.
Benefits of Snow and Ice-Melt:
- Longevity of snow-melt surface
- Perfect Solution for hard to plow areas
- Clean – no more salting
This 600,000 BTU Laars NeoTherm boiler melts 8,000 sq .ft. of driveway and courtyard at a Cherry Hills Village Home. There is an additional 2,450 sq .ft. of front entry, walkway, dog run, & pool/spa area that is melted by a Triangle Tube Prestige Solo 399,000 BTU boiler. All together the system has 9 zones and 15,400’ of 5/8” Uponor hePEX tubing. The system utilizes two Tekmar 670 wifi enabled snow and ice-melt automatic controls.
This 399,000btu Triangle Tube Prestige Solo ACVMax boiler melts a 2,400 sq. ft. driveway at a Castle Rock home.