Warmzone Snow Melting Heat Cable
ClearZone electric snowmelt cable is extremely durable
and versatile and is used for a
variety of radiant
heating applications. A specially designed version of the twin conductor, single
point connection heat cable is also available for installation in hot
asphalt applications. The heat cable features a copper metal sheath and fluoropolymer
conductor insulation with a polyolefin outer sheath, and carries a 10-year warranty. While ClearZone heat cable is
also available in mats, the radiant heating cable on the spool allows
greater installation flexibility with custom layouts.
The cable is often used for large snow melting jobs in unconventionally
shaped areas where only free standing cable can reach.
ClearZone Radiant Snow Melting Mats
Available in 3- and 4- inch spacing (and custom spacing), the ClearZone heating mats
feature cable that is pre-spaced for accurate spacing and fast, easy installation.
The electric radiant
heating mats are laid out and secured, and then the medium is applied directly over
the cable. CZ snow melting systems are popular among homeowners
and commercial construction professionals alike.
The heating mat features industry-leading heat cable
that is pre-spaced and sold in 'rolls' for
The tape backing of the heating mats can be cut on site so
that the mats can be turned and installed around
corners and odd layouts when necessary.
Concrete Heated Driveways
The ClearZone snow melting system
is the premier snow melting solution for concrete heated
driveways, sidewalks, loading
docks, ramps, etc. The durable heat cable is
capable of withstanding the rigorous stress of heavy
concrete pours to provide efficient and reliable snow
melting for all types of concrete applications.
The electric snowmelt system
utilizes an advanced snow sensor (either an aerial mount or in-ground mount) to activate the
system when needed, making
automated. The system also features a contactor panel that controls line and load
terminal blocks and operating contactors. The activation device also features manual override
capability to deal with snow drifts or areas in shade where water has frozen.
Asphalt Driveway Heating
Specially constructed ClearZone heat cable is designed to withstand
the hot temperatures of new asphalt construction jobs. (The cable is
rated up to 460 degrees for up to 10 minutes.)
Installation of the radiant snow melting system is easy.
The asphalt is spread directly over the rugged
ClearZone heat cable and then compacted. The embedded,
fully automated, radiant heat snow melting system provides a
discreet, reliable snowmelt solution for your driveway
and/or sidewalks. In addition to new asphalt
construction applications, existing asphalt (and concrete)
driveways can be retrofitted with the ClearZone snowmelt
Heated Stone and Brick Paver Driveways
The ClearZone snow melting system is
also commonly used to provide snowmelt for brick
and stone paver driveways and sidewalks. The cable is laid
out in the bedding material of the driveway or
sidewalk to be heated, and then a bed of sand or paver dust is applied over the cable. The
pavers are then placed directly on top of the heat cable. The heating cable effectively
warms the pavers to prevent any snow accumulation. The snowmelt system
is fully automated and energy-efficient.
Retrofit Snow Melting Applications
The ClearZone snow melting system can also be installed
in existing driveways. By using concrete saw-cut
technology, grooves are cut into existing concrete
or asphalt driveways and cable is then placed in the grooves. Then, at relatively little
cost, you have a driveway retrofitted with a radiant
heating system. Radiant snow melting systems can also be installed in existing
asphalt driveways by placing the cable on top of the
old asphalt and then installing a new layer of
asphalt on top of that. (The photo on the bottom left shows a
runaway truck ramp being
retrofitted with a radiant
snow melting system, using saw-cut technology.)
When installing in saw-cut grooves, ClearZone radiant
heat cable is laid into the grooves and then sealed with
an epoxy topcoat. For additional traction to increase safety, a sand
broadcast can be applied to the surface before the epoxy
cures if desired. More info on ClearZone
snow melting systems.