Heated Driveway

Warmup driveway snow melting products keep your pavements, driveways and sidewalks snow-free and ice-protected. They are placed under concrete, asphalt or pavers to prevent the accumulation of ice and snow. The system is connected to moisture and temperature sensing thermostat to control.

Heated driveway made simple and safe.


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Warmup driveway snow melting Mats and Cables effortlessly prevent the accumulation of snow and ice on driveways, parking garages, ramps, walkways, and stairs.  The snow melting system is then connected to a moisture and temperature sensing automatic controller. Trade your shovel in for a Warmup Heated Driveway system.

Would you benefit from a Warmup Heated Driveway system?

Heated driveway systems provide peace of mind.

Unexpected storm? Your Warmup driveway heating systems will always be ready. Warmup snow melt systems are constant wattage heating mats or cables, installed underneath pavers, asphalt or concrete. They prevent ice and snow accumulation on driveways, parking garages, ramps, walkways, and stairs. Save your wallet from plow companies, your back from falls and shoveling, by installing a Warmup snow melt system today.

Warmup offers both kinds of systems for driveway heating; snow melting mats that have a cable attached to them and loose cables that are available in a variety of lengths, allowing you to heat as small or large area as you need.

The main benefit of electric heated sidewalks and heated driveway systems over glycol-based hydronic systems is that they are much simpler to design and considerably less expensive to purchase and install.

Increase safety and convenience by keeping driveways and paths snow-free and frost-protected, with our wide range of outdoor heating solutions.

Snow melting heated mats for driveways (and more)

Warmup Snow Melting Mats are uniquely designed for surface melting to keep parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, pavements, stairs, ramps safe and hazard free. Snow melting mat systems are composed of heating cables taped to a sturdy mesh backing for a fast and easy installation. More precisely, the system consists of a twin conductor heating cable taped to a Polypropylene mat. The heating cable is laid in a winding fashion so that they are equally spaced (3” apart) and evenly distributed on the mat, resulting in high wattage output and increased efficiency.

Snow melting cables

The Warmup snow melting cables are rated for 208-240-277V applications. Embedded up to 4” deep in concrete pours, asphalt driveways and paved walkways, the driveway heating cables can be laid out as tire-tracks or for full coverage designs. The heating cable allows for 3”-5” spacing giving flexibility and versatility to any project.

The Warmup driveway cables can be installed in sand, gravel or on wire mesh.

Snow melt controls 

So, your snow melting system is installed. Now, what?

 Your Warmup Snow Melting System should ideally be controlled by an approved and supported Warmup controller.

Connect your driveway heater to one of our intuitive outdoor thermostats that will automatically activate based on readings from the temperature and moisture sensors.

Adjust your temperature setting according to your needs at any given time and relax! You now have a friend outside keeping your steps, walkways and driveway clear, dry and safe.

From small to large projects, Warmup offers a wide range of controllers suitable for any installation.

How to choose which snow melt control best suits your application?

The suitable outdoor heating controller comes down to two things; the size of the area you want to heat and the nature of the area, whether stairs, pavers or so on.

 

  • The DS-2C is a good choice when you are only heating your driveway, stairs or walkways. The DS-2C comes with the ability to handle 30 amps and is perfect for smaller ground surface projects under 200 sqft.

 

  • The DS-5C, equipped with 2 x 30 amp contactors, is useful when you are heating several areas; your driveway, walkway, stairs and can even be combined with your roof and gutter system. No need for separate controllers to do both jobs, the DS-5C will qualify for this.

 

  • Warmup also has many controllers suitable for larger installations and commercial applications. Our Commbox-600 system even allows for zone heating, where zones can be heated continuously or in customized sequencing.

Installation of the snow melt control

One basic principle when getting started with the controller installation is to ensure to locate one sensor where the snow and ice will manifest first, and another where the snow is going to disappear last. This will guarantee complete clearing of snow and ice. For example, on a sloped down driveway to an underground garage, place a sensor at the top and at the bottom of the driveway. Remember a combination of sensors can be ground-ground or ground-roof.

Ground sensors must be placed within the heated area. Always maintain a minimum distance of 1” between the sensor conduits, sensors and the actual heating cable. Finally, never place two sensors within 3ft of each other.

How much does it cost to get a heated driveway?

The total cost of a heated driveway is dependent on the system you choose and of course, the size of the area. Additional costs are labor for the installation and road cover. An average price for the Snow Melt Mat system for 1,000 sqft of cable, with a DS-2C controller and a nameplate (required per NEC 426-13) is under $5,000. However, the total price becomes always much less than people expect. With the effortless melting of surface snow and ice due to your Warmup Snow Melt system, you no longer need to shovel or worry about slipping on ice.

Preventing slips, injuries and reducing hazards make your Warmup Snow Melt system truly priceless.


Snow Melting Products

Mat and Cables:

pdf-128  Technical Specifications (Mat)

pdf-128  Technical Specifications (Cable)

pdf-128  Installation Manual (Mat and Cable)

Controllers:

pdf-128  Technical Specifications (DS series)

pdf-128  Installation Manual (DS-2C)

pdf-128  Installation Manual (DS-5C)

pdf-128  Technical Specifications (ETO-2)

pdf-128  Installation Manual (ETO-2)

pdf-128 User Guide (ETO-2)

pdf-128  Technical Specifications (GF-PRO)

pdf-128  Installation Manual (Resibox 120 – Commbox 600)

pdf-128  Installation Manual (CDP-2)

pdf-128 3-Part Spec

 

Length (ft) Item * Cable spaced at Wattage (W) Amps (A) Resistance (Ω)
3″ 4″ 5″
Gives sq ft coverage of
84 WSM-D-240V-40W/1000 20 27 34 1000 4.2  57.1
168 WSM-D-240V-40W/2000 43 57 72 2000 8.3  28.9
209 WSM-D-240V-40W/2500 51 67 84 2500 10.4 23.1
251 WSM-D-240V-40W/3000 62 84 104 3000 12.5 19.2
420 WSM-D-240V-40W/5000 100 140 170 5000 20.8 11.5
458 WSM-D-240V-40W/5500 110 155 190 5500 22.9 10.5
500 WSM-D-240V-40W/6000 122 181 200 6000 25.0 9.6

*Does not exist in 120V

Area ft2 Item Size Wattage (W) Amps (A) Resistance (Ω) 
10 WSMM-D-0500-240 2′ x 5′ 500 2.1 115.20
20 WSMM-D-1000-240 2′ x 10′ 1000 4.2 57.60
30 WSMM-D-1500-240 2′ x 15′ 1500 6.3 38.40
40 WSMM-D-2000-240 2′ x 20′ 2000 8.3 28.80
50 WSMM-D-2500-240 2′ x 25′ 2500 10.4 23.00
60 WSMM-D-3000-240 2′ x 30′ 3000  12.5 19.20
70 WSMM-D-3500-240 2′ x 35′ 3500 14.6 16.46
80 WSMM-D-4000-240 2′ x 40′ 4000 16.7 14.40
90 WSMM-D-4500-240 2′ x 45′ 4500 18.8 12.80
100 WSMM-D-5000-240 2′ x 50′ 5000 20.8 11.50
120 WSMM-D-6000-240 2′ x 60′ 6000 25.0 9.60
30 WSMM-D-240V/3×10 3X10ft 1500 6.3 19.20
60 WSMM-D-240V/3×20 3X20ft 3000 12.5 16.46
75 WSMM-D-240V/3×25 3x25ft 3750 15.6 15.38
90 WSMM-D-240V/3×30 3X30ft 4500 18.8 14.40
120 WSMM-D-240V/3×40 3X40ft 6000 25.0 12.80

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