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Everything You Need To Know About Heated Ramps

August 24, 2020

Heated ramps provide clear and safe access to residential and commercial buildings affected by snow and icy conditions during the cold months. Typically, ramp heating systems utilize heating cables that heat up when temperatures fall down below 3°C or according to the pre-programmed temperature set in the thermostat. Heating ramps allow clear access to basements and car parks in high-rise buildings.


While heated ramps in houses are equally important in performing their functions, they have a much more valuable role in making ramps in business premises clear from snow and ice formation.


Depending on your budget, you can opt to have a complete electric surface heating to melt all the snow or ice. Or you can go for a partial ramp heating system that can still effectively melt ice or snow along tire trackways or on heavy traffic areas of the ramp. 


When it comes to installation, the ramp heating cable, sensor, or mat will be monitored after the concrete has been poured over. This is important to perform the resistance test between the wires and the ground where the heating system has been installed. Installing heated ramps must be properly done with the right electrical experts to avoid the risk of damaging or cutting the snow melting cables. Otherwise, it will be costly to redo the work. 


Moreover, proper caution must be done when the concrete slab is curing. The newly installed heating system must not be energized for about one week to ensure a successful installation. A.S. Electrical provides expert technical advice and ramps heating system services to protect your building and clients from the dangers of accidents and injuries during winter. We can use mats, sensors, and cables to install a heating system that perfectly accommodates your needs, and melts snow even as it accumulates. These systems leave your ramps and driveways clear of snow and ice, making navigation by foot or vehicle easy.