How common are heated driveways in south western Ontario?

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Posted by: from Hamilton
8/24/2014 at 4:19:28 PM

I am wondering how feasible/common it is for driveway installers to install heated driveways, and how much this adds to the cost?

Assume that the driveway will be stamped concrete.

Also, is there a preferred time of year for driveway installation?

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Date/Time8/25/2014 at 12:19:10 AM

Heated driveways where popular in the 70's, but energy costs were considerably less back then. Now I only see them on multi-million dollar homes. You'll need a dedicated boiler and the heating lines in the concrete. I would guess that it would add at least 10-15K to a typical driveway, plus the running costs to use it. For the 6 or 7 times a year that we typically need to shovel now a days, It would be way cheaper to hire someone to shovel your driveway.

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