The Garant, 24 inch Sleigh Shovel, the Suncast 24 inch, combination snow shovel and pusher, and the Snow Joe, telescoping snow broom with ice scraper. Sound familiar? These are among the many models of snow shovels available to you on the market today. They are designed to make it so you can go outside, in the frigid cold, to scrape, salt, scrape again, shoveling away pounds and pounds of wet, heavy, thick snow with as much comfort as possible. While these snow shovel designs do make it simpler, if you’re older, of ill health or simply too busy, no manual shovel ever designed will be able to help. this leaves you with the option to pay someone to do it for you. Not only is that an added expense, but can you really trust them to be reliable? To avoid all of this unnecessary hassle, perhaps it’s time to consider outdoor radiant heating as a solution. At East Coast Landscape and Design, in Hyattsville, MD, our team of professional experts can install a heated driveway or walkway, so you can allow the pavement to do the shoveling for you.
Put Your Pavement in Charge of Your Snow Removal Problem
Shovel, salt, and shovel again. It’s an inconvenient routine that those who live in colder climates have to deal with 3 to 4 months out of the year. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. With outdoor radiant heating, you can sit inside, play a video game, watch a movie or simply go to bed early, knowing that when you wake up, your walkway and driveway will be free and clear of snow and ice. Because when you have snow melt technology installed, it’s the pavement that will do the work for you.
The concept is simple. At the first sign of snowfall, you go to your controls, flip a switch and your pavement begins to heat up, instantly melting any snowflake that hits it. As a homeowner, you have options open to you. The first is the electric radiant heating system. Here, the pavement is heated via a series of metal rods or cables which are embedded into the concrete.
The second method employs a mix of water and antifreeze chemicals, which run through the tubing, warming your concrete. Both methods are controlled from the interior of your home, both require no further maintenance after installation, and both systems allow you to place the heating system only where you want it. In other words, if you have an expansive driveway, but only require a section to be heated, then that’s the only place it will be installed.
Benefits of Outdoor Radiant Heat
First and foremost, this type of heating solution means that you’ll be exempt from having to spend your valuable time shoveling snow. Not only is shoveling snow dangerous for your heart health, according to a study in the British Medical Journal, hospitals and clinics see an increased number of broken bones and fractures as a result of this activity. Indeed, during one snowfall, you may have to shovel several times in one evening in order to stop it from accumulating. Shoveling is not only bad for your own health, it can be a nightmare when it comes to your pavement if you find yourself due to 4 months of scraping and chipping away ice.
As for deicers and other chemicals, these are known to damage not only our environment and wildlife, but also eat away at our concrete pavement, causing discoloration and cracking. While these chemicals can’t harm new asphalt, if your pavement is comprised of old, aged and worn asphalt, this can be a problem, as the deicers make their way down the cracks and holes. In all truth, that pavement whether concrete or asphalt was expensive to install, so putting it at risk for damage and deterioration due to shoveling and deicers does not make much sense.
East Coast Landscape and Design: A Best Pick Reports, Certified Company
East Coast Landscape and Design is a Best Pick Reports certified company. This means that we’ve earned the respect and well wishes of our clients. You can trust our expertly trained craftsmen to install either a heated driveway, walkway or both for your Hyattsville, MD residential or commercial property. We hold verified licenses, verified general liability insurance and workmen’s comp. See what our past clients have to say:
Review by Chevy Chase, MD Homeowner 09/29/2015
“They were making a front walk and a driveway, and they did a wonderful job. It was excellent. They were friendly, and they gave us different catalogs and ideas. They pointed us to places to go to look at stones and so forth and so on. What they started, they finished. I would say they get an A.”
Review by Bethesda, MD Homeowner 09/22/2015
“It was a combination of value and quality of work. They put in some replacement slate stone steps, from the street to our front porch. We had used them before and my wife found them. I would give them an A.”
Review by Silver Spring, MD Homeowner 11/14/2017
“We were very satisfied. They were very professional, on-time, friendly, and dependable. We were very satisfied. They did landscaping, paver, and then they also steered us to a gentleman who did a deck remodel and a pergola. East Coast deserves an A.”
Experience increased curb appeal during the winter months, along with peace of mind and an absence of back breaking shoveling and expensive salting with our outdoor radiant heating systems. Here at East Coast Landscape and Design, we’ve had over 35 years of experience assisting our customers in attaining their perfect landscaping designs, and when it comes to installing heated driveways and walkways for our clients in Hyattsville, MD, we’ve got you covered. We’re here to help, so call us today at 301-421-4141 to request an estimate, and one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members will assist you.