Many home and business owners experience the challenges of ice and snow on the roof, in gutters, downpipes and on walkways and driveways. Electric heating cables can minimize these problems with a frost protection system.
Our ice and snow melting systems are designed to provide comfort and safety for people, vehicles, and buildings. Ground application outdoor heating solutions clean snow and ice from walkways and driveway, providing safe walking and driving.
The most common Gaia ice and snow melting applications on ground are car parks, driveways, pavements, outdoor steps and loading platforms. Our ice and snow melting system works well with most common surface covering materials such as asphalt, concrete, and tiles.
Gaia ice and snow melting solutions consists of electric heating cables or mats that are installed underneath or inside the constructions that should remain free from snow or ice. The system is controlled electronically and equipped with combined temperature/humidity sensors. Once they detect a combination of low temperature and high humidity, the control system activates the electric heating cables which warm up the areas.
The effectiveness of the system is high, eliminating the immediate risks. It’s not always necessary to heat the entire surface. For garages and driveway only the small areas where the vehicles tyres are in contact with the surface need to be heated. For driveways with steep angles, a linear drainage system is required to drain the water from melting snow and ice. This channel must also be protected from freezing.
For stairs, the cables are laid in the form of loops arranged across the steps, maintaining a sufficient distance between the adjacent sections. On new constructions, the installation is laid on the surface of the stairs and overlaid with a concrete layer with a thickness of three to five centimetres. On old stairs, the cables should be placed in grooves and overlaid with concrete, with an addition of plasticizer. Concrete should adhere closely to the entire surface of the cable without the presence of air bubbles.
Roof applications ice and snow melting systems offered by Gaia protect them from damages caused by icicles. The solution can be installed in any type of roof construction where there is a need to prevent melted water deposits in roof gutters and reduce damages to constructions like frozen facades and roofs. In roof gutters and downpipes damage is prevented by an efficient and free draining of melt water, which naturally ensures that the system functions satisfactorily.
How we can help you
Design, supply and installation
Automatic ice and snow melting
Ensured safety for employees or visitors
Fast and easy to install
Multiple application options
Safe and robust materials
Long warranty term
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