WarmlyYours Snow Melting System Hard At Work!

By Robert Robillard on Landscape

Installing a Snow Melting System

WarmlyYours Snow Melting System Hard At Work!

In the North East winter means shoveling and salting your walkway and stairs.  The problem is salt destroys stonework and black ice can cause falls.  One bad fall can result in a brokenWarmlyYours Snow Melting System and snow melting cables hip, leg or cause you to throw your back out.  Heating a driveway or walkway is a great way to get rid of snow melt chemicals and to ensure that your driveway or walkway is always clear and less likely to cause a slip and fall injury.

Snow Melting Cables IN ACTION!

Recently we installed snow melting cables made by WarmlyYours under this bluestone walkway and stair landing.   [Click here to see the Warmly Yours Snow Melt Cable installation article]

The WarmlyYours snow melting system is wired to an snow and ice sensor that turns the system on and off automatically, saving the need to operate the system manually.  This saves electricity because the system is not left on longer than needed.

Today’s weather delivered us a blizzard that dropped 18” of heavy wet snow in a 12 hour period.  A blizzard is categorized as a storm that delivers a minimum of 35 mph wind with snow visibility of ¼ mile or less.   That means drifting snow.WarmlyYours snow melting cables under blue stone

The WarmlyYours Snow Melting System turned on automatically and ran throughout the storm.  The storm dropped 1 to 3” per hour at times and as a result I had to shovel 1” of snow off the walkway about two hours into the storm.   I attributed this to the bluestone slab needing time to warm up and reach snow melting temperature.

If I had planned better I would have turned the system on before the snow started to pre-warm the slab.

Regardless of the whether I pre-warmed the slab or not the end result after the 12 hour snow storm   was a clear and dry walkway.  This picture was taken while it was still snowing with 17” of snow on the ground.

Impressive technology!


Installing Snow Melting Cables Part 1

Installing Snow Melting Cables Part 2


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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob <a href="https://profiles.google.com/concordcarpenter"

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