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Snow Melting

Leader in
Snow Melting
  • Well over 15,000 systems installed
  • Flexible System Design - specifically engineered for your particular application.
  • Single Source Responsibility - complete system supplier with design and technical support.
  • 25 Year Warranty - the strongest rated warranty in the industry.
The Thaw·Pak total pre-engineered system includes the heating source, heat distribution equipment and system engineering along with our professional technical support and advice throughout the process to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.

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 Integrating Snow Melting Systems 
into Green Buildings

The need to provide safe, secure and low risk environments wherever people live, shop or congregate is the most compelling reason our customers install snow melting systems .  The increased popularity of mixed-use and multipurpose properties provides the ideal opportunity to add the benefits of an ice/snow melting system for common area maintenance.  Conventional snow removal techniques can be costly, time-consuming and labor-intensive, but automatic-energy-efficient snow melting systems provide instantaneous snow and ice removal, enhancing safety, reducing ongoing maintenance costs, and  increasing the value of your property.

We have been successfully integrating snow melting and radiant systems into commercial, retail, industrial and residential environments since 1964.  We back our systems by providing robust components with extended warranties along with our engineering expertise, project specific design and, system drawings, all parts and components necessary for installation and full technical support after the sale.  Our experts can integrate snow melting systems with renewable energy sources such as solar thermal and geothermal as well as green building solutions such as permeable paving systems.  We take pride in being able to customize our process to the needs and considerations of our clients, be they building owners, homeowners, architects, contractors or developers.

Integrated Solutions / Green Building Solutions
Snow Melting Systems can be integrated with alternative energy sources and environmentally sustainable surfaces.  We have the experience and expertise to design and implement your integrated snow melting system.

  • Radiant heating
  • Solar-thermal
  • Geo-thermal heating
  • Permeable Pavers

Snow/ice melting, radiant heat system is highly useful and adaptable in many applications.  Libraries, offices, municipal buildings, sports stadiums and many entertainment venues incorporate sloped ramps and steps to accommodate both regular foot traffic as well as those with disabilities.  We have installed a great number of snow melt systems in steps and ramps; solving the accessibility issues while staying in compliance with ADA requirements for full accessibility.  Snow melting and radiant heating systems can be installed retroactivity in most pre-existing structures.  There is of course a significant cost saving when it can be designed in the initial planning stage of your project.

Geothermal heating systems can be used with snow melting systems. Geothermal energy can be used to heat pavements and melt snow during the winter.  Geothermal heating systems use stored heat from the earth's crust in conjunction with heat pump technology to move and amplify heat instead of making heat.  Snow melting systems can be incorporated into geothermal system design.

Permeable Pavers
Permeable paving systems and in particular permeable pavers, enable storm water to filter into the soil instead of draining into overwhelmed storm sewers.  This can help satisfy state and local storm-water management requirements.  Permeable paver systems trap pollutant and allow filtered water to reenter the ground through the actual pavement system which can eliminate or lower costs related to storm sewer systems and retention ponds.  Permeable brick paver systems provide value through the reduction or elimination of retention ponds, zero puddling.  Permeable paving also offers invisible repairs, long life cycles and LEED Points.  In colder climates permeable paver installations can be compromised by freezing of the compacted sub-soil which can cause pavers to heave and sanding which clogs and disrupts the pavements filtration process.  These problems can be eliminated by adding a heat source such as our snow melting systems.