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Heated Driveway Toronto & GTA

Imagine never having to shovel, plough, or salt your driveway again. Imagine having a warm and clear driveway that melts the snow and ice automatically. You can enjoy a snow-free driveway all winter long with our state-of-the-art Heated Driveway Systems.

Our team are the experts in Heated Driveway installation in Toronto and GTA. We offer two Heated Driveway Systems: electric and hydronic. Our systems use heat technology to warm up the surface of your driveway and melt the snow and ice.

Whether you have a small or large driveway, we can design and install a custom Heated Driveway System that suits your needs, preferences, and budget. We will handle everything from site preparation and system installation to driveway finish and system testing. We will also provide you with instructions on how to operate and maintain your system.

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Savings in the Long Run

Winter in Ontario brings cold temperatures and the arrival of snowy, icy conditions. These conditions lead to additional efforts, costs, and headaches associated with keeping your property safe and accessible. With a heated driveway, many of these concerns can be eliminated. Some of the benefits of a Heated Driveway System include:

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Benefits of a Heated Driveway

  1. Increased Safety: A Heated Driveway reduces the risk of slips and falls, as well as damage to your car or property from snow and ice.
  2. Physical Health: Shovelling your driveway all winter long can cause strain on your health. Shovelling is also hard on the surface of your driveway, especially if combined with the use of chemicals. A heated driveway system eliminates the need for ploughing, shovelling, and the use of chemicals.
  3. Savings in the Long Run: A Heated Driveway can save money on snow removal services, equipment, chemicals, and time. Shovelling and ploughing are time-consuming and can be hard on the surface of your driveway. A heated driveway can extend the lifespan of your driveway by preventing cracks and erosion.
  4. Market Value: A Heated Driveway adds value to your home, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
  5. Comfort and Luxury: A Heated Driveway can enhance your comfort by providing a warm and welcoming entrance to your home. You can also use it for other purposes, such as heating your walkway, patio, or pool area.
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Types of Heated Driveway Systems

Heated Driveway Systems use heat technology to warm up the surface of your driveway and melt the snow and ice. We offer two types of Heated Driveway Systems: electric and hydronic

Ready to design a heated driveway system?

Electric Driveway Heating

Electric driveway heating systems use electric cables or mats that get embedded under pavers or the asphalt of your driveway. The cables or mats then connect to a thermostat that controls the temperature and timing of the system. Electric heating systems must be plugged into the power source. These heat systems are reliable, easy to install, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance.

Electric driveway heating systems are recommended for smaller to medium-sized driveways due to their ease of installation, lower upfront cost, and insignificant operating costs for smaller surfaces.

Hydronic Driveway Heating

A hydronic driveway heating system uses flexible tubing that gets laid under the surface of your driveway. The tubing carries glycol (anti-freeze) that circulates through a boiler or heat pump. The heat is transferred to the driveway's surface, melting the snow and ice. The thermostat can turn on and off automatically based on the sensors in the driveway.

A hydronic driveway heating system is more powerful, versatile, and eco-friendly than an electric system. It is suitable for large or irregular-shaped driveways due to its strong heating power and the cost savings that come with bigger projects. With these systems, the initial price of the boiler and other equipment is fixed and will only incrementally increase with large sized driveways. This means that the larger the driveway, the less it costs for each square foot, making it a more budget-friendly option as the driveway size increases. The average installation cost for a hydronic system is $43.75 per square foot. The average operating cost for a hydronic system is $0.10 per hour per 100 square feet.

Installation Process

Step 1: Design

Our designers at Precision Landscaping will design your heated driveway system based on site parameters, square footage, and budget.

Step 2: Site Preparation & Excavation

This process generally includes the removal of the existing pavement, grading the soil, and laying the insulation, cables, and other materials.
If the heating system is a hydronic driveway system, during this stage, a concrete slab would be laid.

Step 3: System Installation

We will install the system according to your specifications and preferences. This generally includes laying the cables, mats, or tubing, connecting them to the power source or boiler, and installing sensors or thermostats.

Step 4: System Testing

During this stage we will test the heated driveway system to ensure that it is working properly and efficiently.

Step 5: Finishing Driveway

During this stage the driveway will be finished by the finish of concrete. If the system is a hydronic driveway heating system the driveway can also be finished with architectural concrete, pavers, asphalt, or natural or man-made stone.


Areas We Service

  • Aurora
  • Etobicoke
  • King City
  • Kleinburg
  • Muskoka
  • Newmarket
  • Nobleton
  • North York
  • Oakville
  • Richmond Hill
  • Toronto
  • Vaughan
  • Woodbridge

Questions our Customers ask about Heated Driveways:

Our expert team is always here to answer any questions you may have about heated driveway systems. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about heated driveway systems, along with our expert advice to help you make informed decisions.

  • Yes, Heated Driveways are energy-efficient! They only run when needed based on the temperature and moisture sensors.

    Hydronic driveway heating systems are the more eco-friendly choice, as the system uses gas to heat up the glycol which is the more energy efficient option. The hydronic driveway heating system is also able to heat the driveway evenly and efficiently, reducing heat loss and waste.
  • The cost of installation of a heated driveway depends on various factors, including the type of system, the size of your driveway, and the surface material. The average installation cost for electric systems sits around $25-$40 per square foot, and for hydronic systems, it is $45-$60 per square foot.
  • Yes, heated driveways are safe for you, your family, your pets, and your plants. The system does not produce any harmful emissions or noise. The system also does not damage your driveway or cause cracks or erosion. The system design prevents overheating or short-circuiting.
  • Heated driveways require minimal maintenance, they are installed and constructed to last for decades. We always recommend inspecting the system regularly and performing some basic maintenance tasks, including:

    • Cleaning the surface of your driveway from dirt and debris
    • Whenever possible, checking the cables, mats, or tubing for any damage or wear
    • Maintaining glycol levels of the hydronic system as needed
    • Replacing the filters or valves of the hydronic system as needed
    • Testing the thermostat or sensors for accuracy and functionality
  • Yes, we can retrofit a heated driveway system into your existing driveway, depending on the condition of your driveway and the type of system you choose. The process is hassle-less when retrofitting Electric systems, compared to hydronic systems, as they require less excavation and disruption. However, retrofitting a Heated Driveway may be more expensive and time-consuming than installing a new one.

Don't let snow and ice ruin your winter. Speak with a specialist today and discover the ultimate solution for snowy winters in Toronto with our Heated Driveway Systems. Let us design and build so that you can enjoy!

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Whatever I thought that I wanted for my backyard, was not even close to what I am now enjoying! You guys are absolutely amazing and my expectations are totally exceeded. Just an excellent job in every sense. From plants to sod to steps. Thank you for the great suggestions and the superb workmanship. Can't wait to see how much higher my property is now valued. I've received compliments and requests for referrals no less than 5 times already in the past week. And we have happily recommended Precision each time. Best regards!

Alex Di Biase

Vaughan, ON

Precision Landscaping is a company I would highly recommend to do business with. Steve is a talented designer when it comes to helping you get everything you can out of your yard space. Both Steve and Martein are super responsive, respectful of your time, and knowledgeable in whatever it is you might ask them. Their crew was fantastic, on time, worked hard, cleaned up every day before leaving. Our project took 10 days to complete and we are completely satisfied love it how it turned out. Precision Landscaping gave is the exact space we were hoping to have.

Luciana Ruzzo

King City, ON

Steve and his crew are great. Our back yard was a muddy, scrubby weed patch. They cleared it out, levelled it, put in a slab for my new hot tub, and installed an awesome paver patio complete with stone benches and a big fire pit. It turned out way nicer than we were hoping for. What was essentially wasted space is now a great backyard hangout area. And we have to note Steve did a great job of suggesting ideas, since we started out a bit unsure of what we wanted the end result to be. We've already recommended them to a couple friends, and we will continue to do so. And in the meantime we'll be cooling off in the backyard.

Nick and Kirsten

Toronto, ON

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