1,000 foot² Heated Driveway in Toronto

1,000 foot² Heated Driveway in Toronto

1,000 foot² Heated Driveway in Toronto

We are in the process of installing another snow melt system in Toronto. This 1,000 foot² Heated Driveway in Toronto will mean no more snow shoveling for this lucky homeowner. Once the grading is done and the gravel is leveled keeping the thickness of the insulation in mind we can follow the usual recipe installing the HotRock Panel insulation. You can see a similar install we did Here 

Tibor explaining the process and coordinating with the builder for this snow melt system in Toronto.
Tibor explaining the process and coordinating with the builder for this snow melt system in Toronto.
With the insulation in place we can now start on the first loop. Snow melt needs larger diameter tubing than a floor heating system. The 3/4" SharkBite O² Barrier tubing we are using delivers a lot more heat in the same amount of time than the industry standard 5/8"
With the insulation in place we can now start on the first loop. Snow melt needs larger diameter tubing than a floor heating system. The 3/4″ SharkBite O² Barrier tubing we are using delivers a lot more heat in the same amount of time than the industry standard 5/8″
The owner requested us to be able to shut half the driveway off if he wanted so we had to go across the snow melt area instead of the usual lengthwise pattern. The snow melt sensor will be in the middle where cars won't likely park over it on this heated driveway in Toronto.
The owner requested us to be able to shut half the driveway off if he wanted so we had to go across the snow melt area instead of the usual lengthwise pattern. The snow melt sensor will be in the middle where cars won’t likely park over it on this heated driveway in Toronto.

 

The remaining area went much faster. Once they pour the concrete over this radiant snow melt system in Toronto we can start on mounting the manifold around the corner and work on the boiler in the furnace room.
The remaining area went much faster. Once they pour the concrete over this radiant snow melt system in Toronto we can start on mounting the manifold around the corner and work on the boiler in the furnace room.

 

All 6 loops of the snow melt tubing are pressurized for the duration of the concrete pour. The snow melt sensor's conduit is the 1/2" red tubing.
All 6 loops of the snow melt tubing are pressurized for the duration of the concrete pour. The snow melt sensor’s conduit is the 1/2″ red tubing.
It pays to keep the pucks of the insulation lined up for this radiant snow melt in Toronto.
It pays to keep the pucks of the insulation lined up for this heated driveway  in Toronto.

 

The concrete is done and the landscapers are in the process of installing the interlocking on top.It is time to place the snow melt sensor's housing on the conduit we left in the middle. Snow melt systems rely on a sensor to automate the snow melting process.
The concrete is done and the landscapers are in the process of installing the interlocking on top.It is time to place the snow melt sensor’s housing on the conduit we left in the middle. Snow melt systems rely on a sensor to automate the snow melting process.
The top of the snow melt sensor must be flush with or slightly below the finish surface to ensure it will not be dry before the rest of the driveway otherwise the melt water will turn to ice. This heated driveway in Toronto is ready for the boiler room's installation.
The top of the snow melt sensor must be flush with or slightly below the finish surface to ensure it will not be dry before the rest of the driveway otherwise the melt water will turn to ice. This heated driveway in Toronto is ready for the boiler room’s installation.

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