Would you benefit from a Warmup Heated Driveway System?
Heating a residential or commercial driveway is a great way to prepare for the unknown. In a steep area or a space with heavy foot traffic, a Warmup system offers piece of mind. 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 a controller is designed operate automatically. A wide range of controller options are available. A majority of control options monitor moisture, temperature, and precipitation to activate the system, heating just above freezing. Timer systems exist as well and are operated manually, but may fail to keep up with snow fall if activated late. In contrast, the Warmup WSM-200-WiFi activates based on the weather forecast, so it can preheat the slab before the snowfall.
Snow melting mat systems are composed of heating cables laid loose on re-mesh or preformed mesh mats for a faster installation. For custom layouts and curves, loose cables are recommended. For straight runs, walkways and tire-tracks, Warmups 2ft and 3ft-wide mats are the best choice.
Heated Driveway System Installation
Installation of a snow melting system can be done on an existing surface or anytime a new walkway or driveway is laid. Coverage can follow a variety of patterns, with tire-tracks being very popular as they reduce upfront costs and future operating costs, yet remain very effective. You can connect up to 1,600 sqft of heated coverage to a controller, though this varies with controller choice. Refer to the installation manual for detailed instructions and recommended practices.
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 laid on a drained gravel base 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 laid on a drained gravel base 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.
System Power Requirements
– Certain Mats and Cables are suitable for 3-phase wiring. Contact Warmup for details.
– Standard mat output is 50W/sqft. Depending on wiring and de-rating, output can vary. For example, the output of a 240V mat wired at 208V will be 42w/sqft. It takes at least 35w/sqft in most climates to perform driveway snow melting.
– Cables spaced at 3” apart will have the same 50w/sqft standard output, or 12w/linear foot. We recommend spacing cables at 4” for an output of 42w/sqft.
– Products not suitable for 120V or 347V applications
A heated driveway system will cost about $10/sqft though this will vary on coverage. Using a tire-track design can be very effective. For example, a 20×30 driveway heated edge to edge will likely run about $5,000 + controls. However two sets of tire-tracks running 30ft down from the two garage doors will run about $2,400 and still provide you with the convenience of a snow free pathway.
Controls can vary from $500 form smaller systems to $3,500 for WIFI-based systems. Large commercial controls with GFEP protection are also available. Contact Warmup for a detailed proposal.
10 Year WarrantyThis product comes with a 10 Year Warranty. We are completely confident in the standard of our 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)
Technical Specifications (WSM-252W)
Instruction manual (WSM-252W)
Technical Specifications (WSM-63)
Installation Manual (CDP-2)
Mat Sizing Guide
|Area ft2||Item||Size||Wattage (W)||Amps (A)||Resistance (Ω)|
|10||WSMM-240/500||2′ x 5′||500||2.1||115.20|
|20||WSMM-240/1000||2′ x 10′||1000||4.2||57.60|
|30||WSMM-240/1500||2′ x 15′||1500||6.3||38.40|
|40||WSMM-240/2000||2′ x 20′||2000||8.3||28.80|
|50||WSMM-240/2500||2′ x 25′||2500||10.4||23.00|
|60||WSMM-240/3000||2′ x 30′||3000||12.5||19.20|
|70||WSMM-240/3500||2′ x 35′||3500||14.6||16.46|
|80||WSMM-240/4000||2′ x 40′||4000||16.7||14.40|
|90||WSMM-240/4500||2′ x 45′||4500||18.8||12.80|
|100||WSMM-240/5000||2′ x 50′||5000||20.8||11.50|
|120||WSMM-240/6000||2′ x 60′||6000||25.0||9.60|
|30||WSMM-480/1500||2′ x 15′||1500||3.13||153.84|
|40||WSMM-480/2000||2′ x 20′||3000||4.16||115.38|
|60||WSMM-480/3000||2′ x 30′||3000||6.25||76.8|
|80||WSMM-480/4000||2′ x 40′||4000||8.33||57.62|
|120||WSMM-480/6000||2′ x 60′||6000||12.50||38.40|
Cable Sizing Guide
|Length (ft)||Item *||Cable spaced at||Wattage (W)||Amps (A)||Resistance (Ω)|
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