Snow Melt Embeddable Attachment Grid for Pavers and Existing Concrete Surfaces (3' x 50')
- For installing snow melting cables under pavers or on top of existing concrete surfaces
- Helps to maintain proper depth and spacing for snow melting heating elements
- 1" x 1" square grid pattern allows for quick cable attachment and design flexibility
- Lightweight and durable with a high degree of bi-directional expansion strength
- Should not be used for asphalt or new pour concrete projects
Snow Melting Accessories Description
This USA-made embeddable attachment grid is for installing snow melting cables under pavers or on top of existing concrete surfaces such as stairs, walkways, or driveways. The primary use of this snow melting grid is to provide a framework to attach the snow melting cables to—typically with cable ties (sold separately). This allows for you to maintain proper spacing between the heating elements which will prevent overheating or "cold spots". Another benefit is that it allows you to control the depth of the heating elements to ensure optimal performance.
In addition to being embedded under pavers or on top of existing concrete surfaces, this product can be embedded under bluestone or under tiles with thinset. Please note that this product should not be used with snow melting mats or in projects involving asphalt or a new concrete pour.
This product comes as a 3' x 50' with a 1" x 1" square grid that allows for quick cable installation. The grid can also be cut in the field to accommodate different shapes.
This snow melt grid is composed of high-molecular weight, high-tenacity multi-filament polyester yarns that are woven into a stable network placed under tension and coated with PVC. Product has an additional benefit like bi-directional expansion strength that is commonly used by landscaping and paving contractors.
|Compatible Surfaces||Can be embedded on top of existing concrete surfaces or under pavers, bluestone, or tile|
|Creep Limited Strength||795 lbs/ft (ASTM D 5262)|
|Long Term Design Strength||688 lbs/ft (NCMA 97)|
|Ultimate Strain at Failure||14.4% (ASTM D 4595)|
|Ultimate Strength||1,200 lbs/ft (ASTM D 6637)|
|Grid Size||1″ x 1″|
|Material||Polyester yarns coated with PVC|
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Snow Melting Accessories has 12 Questions and Answers.
When installing outdoor WarmlyYours snow melting cables for your driveway, patio, walkway, terrace, stairs, ramp, etc. - NEVER cross, overlap, or allow the heating cables to touch each other. Doing so will quickly cause a circuit failure due to excessive heat build up. Always follow the installation instructions and/or design layout plan to ensure the cable is installed with the correct spacing required for proper operation.
This National Electric Code (NEC) required protection for fixed outdoor deicing and snow-melting equipment may be accomplished by using circuit breakers equipped with ground-fault equipment protection (GFEP) of 30 mA. It is important to understand that this required equipment protection is not the same as a 5 mA GFCI used for personal protection.
The heating elements for a snow melting system typically will start at $9 ($11 CAD) per sq. ft. for Snow Melting Cables and $11 ($14 CAD) per sq. ft. for Snow Melting Mats. However, you'll also want to keep in mind the cost of a control, and if required, sensor/s for your snow melting system, which will add to the cost. Use our free Quote Builder to get an idea of how much a system would cost for your project.
Yes, it is important to ensure the grid is stretched taut in the same direction as the snow melting cable.
Yes. After the snow melting cable is installed, ensure that a minimum of 1.5" (Max 3") of non-combustible medium (concrete, mortar, stone) is placed on top.
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