Heated Driveway and Steps … Nice!

Driveway getting tubing to heat it in winterI thought this was an interesting idea. The residents on the corner of Randolph and 5th Streets, NW, decided to replace their driveway and sidewalks/steps into their home. This isn’t all that amazing in and of itself … but they went another step further and installed tubing beneath the concrete that will contain heated water in the winter and keep the concrete snow and ice free. You can read some more about heated driveways here>>

Considering that we tend to get a lot of ice in this area, I think this idea is brilliant. Ice is hard to shovel, and freezing rain happens enough that it is definitely a nice feature to have.

Wayan Vota also caught a shot of the installation in progress which you can see below.
I'm getting too old to shovel snow

Now, both the sidewalk and driveway look like any other example in the neighborhood.Newly poured heated sidewalk

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3 Responses to “Heated Driveway and Steps … Nice!”

  1. With respect to energy efficiency and CO2 reductions this is insanety! I don’t like this idea

  2. With respect to the last comment, the energy consumed is minuscule compared to city and airport efforts to remove snow with diesel melters. If it was such an environmental evil as you’ve been led to believe, perhaps they would be the first to stop.

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