Paver driveways can significantly boost curb appeal as well as the value of your home. To further add value to your home — as well as safety and convenience — a radiant snow melting system can be easily installed under your paver driveway or walks. The systems can be customized to best meet your layout options as well as your budget.
There are many brick and stone paver styles and attractive designer patterns that can be installed in a variety of applications. A radiant snow melting system can add functionality to the stunning looks of paver driveways and sidewalks, as well as add safety. Electric heating cables are the most popular and effective solution for keeping paver driveways free of snow and ice, and can be installed under permeable or impervious paver surfaces. Hydronic (water-based) systems can also be used to keep areas clear of snow and ice. The PEX tubing of a hydronic system is embedded in the paver dust much like electric heating cable. A series of pumps then circulates heated water through the tubing.
WarmTrax® portable heating mats are also a viable option for keeping areas clear and safe during the winter months. The heated traction mats feature a rugged design and are available for heating sidewalks, ramps, steps, and more. This affordable option allows homeowners to keep specific walkways snow and ice free without the cost of installing an embedded snow melting system. For details about the different options for heating brick or stone pavers, call a friendly Warmzone® radiant heat expert today at 888-488-9276.
Electric Radiant Snow Melting Cable and Mats
ClearZone® heating cable and mats are trusted industry leading solutions for heating pavers. The ClearZone electric snowmelt system is commonly installed in both commercial and residential applications. From large heated driveways and parking areas to custom sized walkways, ramps and loading docks, versatile ClearZone systems can be easily customized.Read more
Water-based Systems for Heated Driveways
Hydronic snow melting systems are often used for large paver driveway heating projects and commercial snow melting applications because of the potential for lower operating costs. Special PEX tubing is embedded in the sand base and the pavers are heated by warm water circulated throughout the closed loop of tubing by pumps to melt snow and ice.Read more
An Affordable Alternative for Heating Pavers
WarmTrax® portable heated stair treads and mats are a great alternative to embedded snow removal systems for heating paver walkways, ramps, entryways, and even stairs. WarmTrax products are made of a rugged heating element sandwiched between two protective surfaces of non-slip rubber, making them as durable as automobile tires.Read more
The ClearZone driveway heating system is the most common solution used under brick and stone paver driveways and walks. The heat cable is laid out in the bedding material of the driveway, and then another layer of paver dust is applied and the stone pavers are then placed directly on top of the sand and heat cable. The cable produces enough heat to warm the brick or stone and prevent snow from accumulating. For more information about electric snow melting systems for heating brick or stone pavers, call a radiant heat expert today at 888-488-9276.
Warmzone snow melting systems are backed by the industry's most comprehensive customer support services. These preeminent services include free installation training, technical support, and professional system design and layout services. Training courses can be completed online with an instructor via Webex, and usually take less than an hour, but the installer can proceed as his or her own pace and stop to ask the instructor questions at any time. While the installation training is structured to cover every aspect of your heated driveway installation, we understand that questions may still arise during the install. That's why Warmzone houses a staff of technical experts who are happy to field your calls and walk you through any issues and answer any questions you may have. The professional system designs provided by Warmzone include all the information necessary for your electrician, including proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, and so on.
Warmzone snow melting systems feature the industry’s most advanced and trusted components. Automated snow melting systems utilize an advanced snow sensor / controller that detects temperature and precipitation. When the sensor detects precipitation and the temperature is below the adjustable set point (usually set at 38 or 39 degrees), the sensor signals the system’s contactor panel and power is then sent to the heat cable embedded in the surface of the driveway (or area to be heated). After the snowstorm, the system remains on for a short time to ensure that the driveway surface is dry so that no ice forms. The snow melting system operates silently, and because the ClearZone electric snow melting system has no moving parts, it is maintenance free.
For more details about electric, hydronic, or portable snow melting options for heating asphalt, call a friendly Warmzone representative today. We’re happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. We also have an extensive online information resource center, complete with product literature, installation manuals, and instructional “how to” videos. Call 888-488-9276 to learn more.
View the time lapse video of a Warmzone heated paver driveway in action during a snowstorm (below).