Installation on Driveway
A typical installation method for asphalt, interlock or concrete. Heating cables are tied onto reinforcing mesh, a layer of sand is installed & compacted, then the surface layer is installed.
For asphalt, rake in first layer by hand, roll lightly, then apply second layer.
For interlock, install 1” minimum sand or crush over cable. Compact and install pavers.
For concrete, lift mesh to centre of pour. Pour concrete.
Britech employs the National Research Council of Canada and the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers guidelines for direction and application assistance.
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Strip Clip Installation on Driveway
A cost effective alternative to reinforcing mesh or rebar, stainless steel clip strips are nailed into the surface to hold cable in place during installation of the surfacing material.
Clip Strips are spaced on 3-4 foot centres and have tabs that are bent over the cable to make installation fast and easy. Strips can be arrayed to suit any layout and will not harm cable when installed properly..
Cable Installation on Stairs
Clip Strips are spaced on 3-4 foot centres and have tabs that are bent over the cable to make installation fast and easy. Strips can be arrayed to suit any layout and will not harm cable when installed properly.
Simply tie onto rebar for poured steps or attach stainless steel clip strips to the exterior of the stair, clip cable in and attach step coverings as usual.
Cable in Retrofit Installation
The ramp as shown was previously heated with a metal clad cable that corroded. To avoid disruption to the traffic flow on the ramp and keep costs down only the most seriously damaged parts of the ramp were removed. Slots were sawn in the ramp and the heating cables were installed. The slots will be filled with grout to maintain the strength of the ramp and protect the cable.
The result is a new heating system with minimum downtime and cost.
Cold Leads Extended to Buried Box
This ramp retrofit is a 2 pour concrete installation. The upper level was stripped to remove the old corroded metal clad cables and install new corrosion resistant cables. Because the heating cable connections had to be made on only one side of the ramp it was necessary to make custom cables with extra long cold leads to reach the cables on the far side and connect to the junction boxes.