Installing a Snow Melting System

By Robert Robillard on Landscape

Snow Melting For Residential Remodeling Projects

As a remodeling contractor we oversee a lot of landscaping with our projects. Recently we have seen an increase in snow melting projects.

Installing a Snow Melting System



When performing projects like installing this walkway snow melt system or when cutting or grinding masonry it is super important to take safety precautions.

For this project I wore safety glasses, knee pads, a breathing mask and safety shoes. I also always purchase and wear “steel toe” safety shoes.  A quality safety shoe is imperative to your foot safety as well as over all comfort while on the job site. The boots I’m wearing on this project are my new Timberland PRO Series Hyperion XL Safety Toe Boots.

I especially like the Hyperion XL because they are lightweight, durable, protect feet and incredibly comfortable. They feel more like a hiking or athletic shoe than a work boot! 

The heavy duty Vibram out-sole as well as the rubber coated toe feature really stood up well after  getting draggedInstalling a Snow Melting System alone the gravel base while working on my knees installing the heating cable.  Additionally the TiTAN XL alloy safety toe protected my toes from accidental dropping field stone and blue-stone slabs on my feet.

On thing that sounds silly but is a reality is that when laying the blue-stone on the ground I always rest it on my toe first to avoid it hitting the ground and chipping. The safety toe on the Hyperion XL allowed me to do this with no pressure telegraphing through to my toes.

Timberland PRO uses a lightweight molded EVA mid-sole and exclusive Anti-Fatigue Technology that features molded, inverted cones that support, collapse and return in key pressure zones, providing foot arch comfort and overall less fatigue and allow me to stay on my feet all day. 

Timberland also uses an antimicrobial treatment called Agion® for odor control and I was amazed at how well it works.  This boot consistently performs above industry standards.

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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