A heated driveway is similar to a heated floor. They help to melt snow and ice from your driveway through pipes that heat up under the driveway. There are two types of heated driveways: hydronic and electric. Although heated driveways can be expensive, there are many benefits that come with them.
- Doesn’t require shoveling: Heated driveways work on their own to melt snow so that you don’t have to go out and shovel.
- Increases the life-span of your driveway: When ice melts on your driveway, it creates a puddle and can seep into cracks and then freeze again causing the crack to expand. Heated driveways melts snow and ice before that can happen.
- Safer to walk on: Heated driveways get rid of ice quickly which means it’s safer to walk on.