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Heated Driveways and Walkways, Not Just For the Wealthy! - June 4, 2014 by Dave Mckiever

We have survived yet another winter here in the US and for many of us it was a winter wonderland where we “wondered” when we were going to get a break from the snow and/or ice.  Some folks enjoy shoveling snow or running their snow blower but here at Warmup, we offer a slightly different approach to keeping your walkways and driveways clear of slippery snow and ice.  Enter the heated walkway/driveway.

We provide specially designed electric radiant heating wires or mats that can be imbedded in concrete, asphalt or pavers.  There are a variety of controllers available to you, some mounted outside others inside, all of them automatically activated for snow melting based on your choice of settings.  Set it and forget it as it were.

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As to the cost, that really depends on your budget, but there are ways to keep the costs down without sacrificing performance.  For example, if you are looking to heat your driveway, instead of covering the entire surface area you might only heat tire tracks, thereby creating slip free sections for your vehicles to utilize.  An example of this is highlighted below.  In this scenario, you are looking at $1,928 in materials from Warmup which includes 4 snow melting mats, each one 15ft long and 2ft wide (each strip actually heats an additional 6” on each side) and the specially designed DS2 outdoor controller.  The cost for the driveway materials is separate, but if you were considering re-doing your driveway anyway, this would be the time to consider upgrading to make it an “all weather” surface.  You can use our snow melting mats or cables to provide the same slip-free surface for your walkways and steps.

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Feel free to contact us so that one of our specially trained staff members can help you with any questions and to go over your application needs.

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Light Emitting Carpets – Lighting the Path for the Future - May 15, 2014

  When Dorothy needed to find the wizard of Oz, she had advantage of a yellow brick road leading her there.  Well, in the near future, thanks to carpet maker Desso and Philips Lighting, we may have something even better to direct our steps, enter the lighted carpet. These two global companies have joined forces […]

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How to Prevent Snow and Ice Buildup on Steps & Walkways - September 10, 2013

Everyone knows about ways to melt or remove snow and ice on steps and walkways after they have become slippery and require attention.  Salt and sand are the usual methods, and then of course there is the traditional shoveling adventure. Salt damages concrete and kills plants around it Shovels will ruin stonework At Warmup, we […]

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Rock Salt Vs Sand? Nothing beats Under-Surface heating. - March 13, 2013

It can be tempting to go for the quick fix when it comes to clearing the walkways come winter.  Most people opt for Rock Salt or Sand. Both options are ineffective short term solutions for melting driveways and icy paths which have long term consequences…   Did you know that millions of tons of Rock […]