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Heated paver driveway

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PatriotLandscape, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    I have a client who is interested in having radiant heat installed with a paver driveway.

    Can anyone recommend a product they have used? I have a local supplier thermco that I am meeting with but I am looking for a little more information on other products. It is a solid wire installation not a pex and antifreeze type.
  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I have not dealt with this yet, but if anyone ask me about it, my first call would be to a plumber/heating company that deals with radiant heat.
  3. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    I used to work in construction in the winter.

    One job had a heated paver drive installed in the spring. It was a tube with glycol system. The base was laid, the 2" Styrofoam. On top of that, they place concrete mesh and zip tied the tubing to it. Then that had the sand bed screeded and paver laid. To my surprise, the styro did not crush under car traffic, and the drive still looks great 3 years later.

    i do know that installing the controls was crazy. Even the plumbing contractor that was installing the system called in a controls specialist because the setup was so complicated.

    You wire system may be more straight forward.

    Good luck
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,582

    somebody is rolling deep
  5. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    Like I said I am already talking to the supplier but I was wondering if there was anyone out there that has any thougths on specific systems or tricks for the install.

    Being the first time I also do not want to lose my shirt in underestimating labor but I also want to have the job under my hat because it could be a great sell for the market here.
  6. patpls

    patpls LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 80

    Hi Patriot, have you considered warmzone.com this is the wire kind of heat and is a heck of a lot simpler to install. The rep was very helpful and prompt. You can install the grid on top of the base then just screed over it. I Have a 3000ft/2 driveway with half the system installed to do in spring.
  7. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    I have worked with this company before and had excellent results. My home has their products throughout the interior and I have referred them to a couple of paving contractors for driveways and sidewalks.


  8. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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