Snow melt systems prevent snow and ice accumulation while turned on. This can help prevent accidents and falls. It also reduces damage since you won’t have to melt the ice with abrasive salt or other chemicals.
You can find snow melting systems in both electric and hydronic systems. Both types of snow melt systems install underneath concrete or pavers and use radiant heat to melt the snow on top. Electric systems use cables or mats to generate heat while hydronic systems circulate a specialized liquid through PEX tubing.
Use heated snow melting mats or cables all winter long to prevent snow and ice building up on the ground outside a home or commercial space. Home and business owners can use the Stelpro snow melting systems for driveways, walkways, sidewalks, or stairs to help prevent accidents or falls due to the ice. They can install underneath concrete, asphalt, and pavers. They may also work in garage entryways, parking lots, and loading bays.
Stelpro offers snow melt mats and cables. They use a 50 W/ft² at 240V and 347V (3-inch spacing) as well as 37.5 W/ft² at 208V (3-inch spacing).
Their systems can install underneath asphalt, concrete, and pavers. They work well for residential or commercial outdoor use only. Stelpro states that you should never cut the cable. Stelpro's snowmelt system can work with an optional control.