Anyone familiar with the Fallout gaming franchise knows the name ‘Bethesda’. The games are created by Bethesda studios, who actually placed the town of Bethesda, MD within their Fallout 3 game. This beautiful, vibrant, unincorporated town in Maryland is know far and wide for its thriving art, culture and business community. The cold, snows Bethesda experiences can begin as early as November, and last up until March. According to the Old Farmers Almanac, in 2018, they will experience the most snowfall beginning in early December, then late January and the last in the middle of February. With the prospect of snow occurring off and on for around 4 months, it makes perfect sense to find an easy way to manage your snow removal. For many people, that solution is to install outdoor radiant heating, and at East Coast Landscape and design, we can do just that, provide you with heated driveways and walkways for your Bethesda, MD home or business property.
Outdoor Radiant Heating Technology Makes All the Difference
Outdoor radiant heating is also known as snow melt technology or snow melt system. Its purpose is to ensure that your driveway, walkway, steps, patio or deck remain free from snow and ice accumulation. This technology is not only for home use, you can find this it being used in cafes and restaurants that have outdoor seating, warehouse delivery areas, walk-up ramps, and assisted living facilities. As you can see, outdoor radiant heating technology, or snow melt technology, can be used anywhere you wish to remain snow and ice free.
Radiant heating can be installed using one of two methods: hydronic or electric. Just as the name implies, hydronic means a water based system. Here, a mix of water and antifreeze is pumped through tubes beneath the pavement. As the mixture circulates, it heats up the pavement, melting the snow on the surface. The second method is electric. This involves either metal rods or heavy electric cables. When turned on, the electric current begins to warm up the surface. Once installed, this system is maintenance free, so no worries about having to pay for future maintenance costs. At East Coast Landscape and Design, we are able to install heated driveways and walkways for any home or business in Bethesda, MD that requires it.
Why Not Just Shovel or Use Salt?
Shoveling thick, heavy, wet snow taxes the heart. It puts so much strain on the cardiac system, that many individuals fall ill or worse, suffer a heart attack. Let’s face it, not everyone is an athlete, or in top physical shape, so to go from sedentary to heart pumping physical activity is very dangerous. As for deicers, they pose their own problem. Deicers are products such as rock salt and chemicals which melt snow and ice. These chemicals not only damage your concrete, but also are hazardous to pets, wildlife, vegetation and the environment. Finally, when you consider the cost of a lawsuit in case someone slips and falls on your driveway in this litigious world, you’ll realize the crucial importance of installing outdoor radiant heating, especially for your business.
Allows You to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Areas
Those of you who enjoy your outdoor living areas in the spring and summer, need not give up grilling and entertaining in the winter months. How can this be? If you thought “outdoor radiant heating” you’d be right! In fact, more and more people are installing this heating system underneath their decks, patios, and baloney’s, than ever before. Imagine, once you have your heating system installed, you can grill and even entertain in the middle of December. Get your party plans ready, erect some colorful outdoor lighting, decorate your home, bushes and trees, and cater your entire Christmas dinner straight from your grill. You can even have this radiant heating embedded withing the concrete that surrounds your outdoor hot tub, so you can enjoy a relaxing, hot soak in the middle of a snowy, wintry, white wonderland.
When it comes down to it, you want the absolute best for your residential or commercial property. At East Coast Landscape and Design, our professional, licensed workers are able to install heated driveways and walkways for your home or business needs. Simply contact us at 301-421-4141 and discuss the matter fully with one of our highly trained, customer service staff. There, they’ll be more than happy to explain the benefits of adding a radiant heating system to your property. These heating systems increase the value of your property, as well. We pay close attention to our clients needs, and will base our installation projects on the size of your driveway, the area you want handled, plus explain to you the procedure involved. Call us today, and have us come out to visit you, tomorrow.