SNOW AND ICE MELT SYSTEMS

SIM System Installations

SIM systems are hydronic systems intended to augment the removal of snow and ice by circulating a heat transfer fluid (usually a glycol and water mixture) through PEX pipes installed within the SIM area.


SIM systems are used across North America for residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and public applications

Benefits of a SIM systems

  • Convenience

  • Safety for residents and customers

  • Reduced liability exposure

  • Lowered operating and maintenance costs

  • Minimized environmental impact

  • Long-lasting reliability

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Slab-on-Grade

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Slab-on-Grade

This method is for designs with light to moderate vertical load requirements across the slab. With under slab and edge insulation, the heated slab is isolated from high movement of energy from the slab to the surrounding frozen soil. Response time is fairly quick and ideal for residential application.

When to use: This installation is applicable for driveway and sidewalks.

How to install: The base layer must be properly compacted prior to installing the insulation and tubing. The tubing is then laid down on a high-density insulation board. Modern products have securing pucks molded on the insulation board. Securing pipe to mesh is no longer required. Install vertical insulation along the entire edge down to the depth of the horizontal under-slab insulation. The insulation creates a thermal break between the heated slab and the frozen ground. The concrete slab is then poured on top of the tubing about 2-3″ thick or as per design. This system is pre-pressurized during this process.

Control Strategy: We recommend using a semi- or fully automatic strategy with this installation method. Full automatic is preferred.

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