Warmup driveway snow melting products keep driveways 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 control for automated activation.
A heated driveway made simple and safe.
Would you benefit from a Warmup Heated Driveway System?
Heating a residential or commercial driveway is a great way to prepare for the unknown. Warmup snow melting mats and cables can be easily installed under pavers, asphalt, or concrete during driveway installation to ensure that a snow and ice-free surface will be maintained. You can increase safety and convenience all while saving time this winter with our wide range of snow melting systems.
How Do Heated Driveways Work?
A Warmup electric heated driveway system wired to an automated control is designed to be installed and virtually forgotten! Unexpected storm? Your Warmup driveway heating system will always be ready thanks to our automated controls that only activate the system when temperatures are below freezing and moisture is present. At the first sign of moisture below freezing, the control will click the system on to heat the surface just above freezing. A Warmup snow melting system is designed to click on early so that it can ensure a snow and ice-free surface is maintained.
Snow melting mat systems are composed of heating cables taped to a sturdy mesh backing for 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 Mats
The Warmup snow melting mats are rated for 208-240-277V applications. Embedded up to 4” deep in concrete pours, asphalt driveways and paved walkways, the driveway heating mats can be laid out as tire-tracks or for full coverage designs. The heating cable is prefixed at 3″ to save time during installation of a regularaly shaped space and offers 50 watts per square foot for efficient heating in any climate.
The Warmup driveway cables can be installed in sand, gravel or on wire mesh.
For concrete / asphalt
Warmup snow melting mats can be installed directly on an existing concrete or asphalt surface before an additional 2” pour or can be placed on the earth’s surface before a new pour. For an asphalt installation Warmup does recommend hand rolling the surface. During installation it is important not to use equipment over 1 ton.
For under pavers
Heated walkway pavers offer the best of both worlds: style and function. During a typical paver installation snow melting mats or cables are placed on the earth’s surface followed by a layer of sand or fine gravel. This layer should be at least 1”. Once this is done, the pavers can be laid.
Heated Driveway Installation
The best time to install a heated driveway is during construction because the cables must be fully embedded in asphalt, concrete, sand, or fine gravel. It is important to embed the cables fully because our snow melting products reach high temperatures to achieve a heat output of 50 watts per square foot. The material in which you embed our cable will play an important role as the conductor, distributing heat to ensure that the cable does not burn out.
During planning be sure to consider that the minimum cable coverage is 2” and the maximum coverage is 4”. It is always best to minimize the height on top of the heating cables to decrease ramp-up time.
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. Warmup offers a wide range of outdoor controls to best suit your project needs.
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.
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-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 features 4x 50 amp contactors in a plug and play format to simplify large projects.
Warmup snow melting mats range from $215.50-$1,127. Depending on the size of your project you may require one or more snow melting mats. Snow melting cables do come in at a slightly lower price with a maximum price per unit of $888. Normally, because of the extra installation time required for the loose cable, the mat is decided upon for regularly shaped spaces.
Outdoor controls start at $899. All Warmup materials are approved for use in the US and Canada and should be installed by a qualified installer. While Warmup does not offer installation, we do offer sales and technical support by phone and online 24/7.
Inclement weather can complicate your day. From schedule changes to safety concerns and the cost of removal, snow and ice can really change your plans. The priceless benefits of a Warmup snow melting system are waking up without the worry of what awaits you outdoors. Think about enjoying the extra time with your children that you would normally have to spend clearing snow during a school delay or how safe your business will be and the choice will be clear: a heated walkway installation.
10-Year Limited Warranty
This product comes with a 10-Years Warranty. We are completely confident in the standard of our products.
|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|
|Length (ft)||Item *||Cable spaced at||Wattage (W)||Amps (A)||Resistance (Ω)|
|Gives sq ft coverage of|
*Does not exist in 120V
Snow Melting Products
Mat and Cables:
Technical Specifications (Mat)
Technical Specifications (Cable)
Installation Manual (Mat and Cable)
Technical Specifications (DS series)
Installation Manual (DS-2C)
Installation Manual (DS-5C)
Installation Manual (Commbox 600)
Installation Manual (CDP-2)