Heated Driveway Tire Tracks

Heated Tire Tracks provide garage access

To ensure they would be able to enjoy their home for years to come, this aging couple decided to add radiant heat to their steep driveway. Following discussions with the Warmquest team, a plan was made to retrofit a pair of heated tire tracks running the length of the driveway and offering paths to the garage and carport.

Our Hott-Wire mineral insulated cable was selected for the project, which would require (5) 346’ Hott-Wire cables. To install into the existing asphalt, over 1700 lineal feet of saw cuts were made into the surface creating grooves for the cables to be inserted into. The loops of Hott-Wire were installed into these grooves and sealed into place. An aerial mounted temperature and moisture sensor was installed and configured to activate the system when snowfall begins.

The cables were installed on 8” spacing and produce between 34-36 watts/sq ft. This output was decided upon using data from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ASHRAE collects and publishes regional climate data that Warmquest uses to customize each snow melting system we sell. The result is a more effective and efficient system as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach.

This home is located up one of the many canyons along the Wasatch Front and receives significant snowfall. As pictured, the Hott-Wire more than keeps up with this snowfall and has made traversing the steep driveway possible regardless of weather.

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