Snow Melt Applications

Snowmelt Systems allow you to increase accessibility, improve safety and reduce expensive snow removal and maintenance costs. Applications to reduce ice and snow build-up include:

  • Residential and commercial driveways
  • Walkways, sidewalks and steps
  • Building entrances
  • Car wash entrances and aprons
  • Garage ramps
  • Parking lots and ramps
  • Private roadways
  • Aircraft runways and landing pads
  • Warehouse loading docks
  • Wheelchair access and egress ramps
  • Sport facility turf conditioning

Snowmelt brings the efficiency of radiant heating outdoors to melt ice and snow from commercial and residential walkways, driveways, entrances and areas that must be kept free of snow. The ability to deliver high flow rates makes the system ideal for even the toughest snowmelt heating challenges.

Snowmelt systems are also ideal for turf conditioning and treatment for sports facilities and arenas.

Snowmelt design is considerably different than heating system design. Precise calculations of rate of snowfall, air temperature, wind velocity and humidity must all be factored in to determine the ideal snowmelt system for your application. Other factors include slab construction, material, depth and spacing of tubing.

Snowmelt system controls can play a critical part in optimum system performance and may consist of manual controls, snow detection controls, or idling controls. With automatic controls it is possible to maintain slab temperature, supply water temperature and boiler return water temperature at optimum operating conditions.