Is it possible to repair areas of an electrically heated driveway without
exposing the whole thing?
The reason is, there is certain areas which have stopped working.
Can the specific areas be spliced again?
Thanks in advance
Yes there are ways, I repaired an loading dock for an hospital once. You
will need an decent under ground tracker with an sender and receiver.
Connect to one side and tone to an dead area, then go from the other side to
dead area. Then saw cut and repair the wiring as per the manufactures
directions. The equipment I used cost well over $5000.00 and that was 10
years ago. The hospital paid some pretty big bucks for our work. But it was
much cheaper than having the semi's slide down the ramp into the dock.
I suggest you find an locating/electric contractor and ask for an quote. I
doubt that you want to buy this equipment for an one time deal.
It certainly will not be cheap and you will end up patching the concrete
more than once. It is hard to get concrete to set when it is cold or close
to freezing. We patched the areas and then waited until spring to come back
and fix the concrete correctly.
If I were having a new driveway installed, I might have it set up to be
heated. Maybe only part of it near the garage. The sun never shines there
in the winter and we always have ice. Plus we get tons of snow.
You only turn on the heating elements if it's going to snow.
The only one I've seen in person was at a resort in Lake Placid, NY. They
put a brick walk between two buildings across a driveway. The bricks were
heated. No snow, no ice and no lawsuits for slipping. They didn't try to
heat the entire driveway though.
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