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Heated Driveway Installation Aurora

Tired of the constant hassle of shovelling, ploughing, or salting your driveway during Aurora's snowy winters? Imagine waking up to a clear, snow-free driveway effortlessly melting snow and ice on its own. With our state-of-the-art Heated Driveway Systems, you can enjoy a clear path all winter long without the exhausting labour of doing it yourself.

Our team specializes in Heated Driveway installation in Aurora, where the winters can be harsh and unpredictable. We offer two Heated Driveway Systems: electric and hydronic. Our systems use advanced heat technology to warm up the surface of your driveway, ensuring a clear driveway every morning.

Whether you have a large or small driveway, we can create a personalized Heated Driveway System tailored to your needs, style, and budget. From preparing and installing the system to finishing and testing it, we'll take care of your every need. Additionally, we'll provide you with helpful advice on operating and maintaining your system so you can navigate Aurora's winter with ease and comfort.

Types of Heated Driveways We Offer in Aurora

Electric Driveway Heating

Electric heating driveway systems utilize electric cables or mats that are installed beneath pavers or asphalt. These components are connected to a thermostat, which controls temperature and timing. These systems need to be connected to a power source. Known for their reliability, ease of installation, and energy efficiency, they are well-suited for smaller to medium-sized driveways. Additionally, they offer lower upfront and operating costs for smaller surfaces.

Hydronic Driveway Heating

A hydronic driveway heating system utilizes flexible tubing laid beneath the surface of the driveway. This tubing contains glycol, acting as an antifreeze agent. By circulating this glycol through a boiler or heat pump, heat is transferred to the driveway, effectively melting snow and ice. The system's thermostat can be programmed to activate automatically based on driveway sensors.

Compared to electric heated driveway systems, hydronic heated driveway systems are more powerful, adaptable, and eco-friendly. They are particularly suitable for large or irregularly shaped driveways. Hydronic systems offer significant cost savings for larger projects, with initial costs fixed and increasing incrementally with driveway size. This scalability makes them a budget-friendly option as driveway size increases.

Our Installation Process in Aurora

Step 1: Design

At Precision Landscaping, our skilled team will design a customized heated driveway system tailored to your specific needs, taking into account site details, the size of the area, and your budget constraints.

Step 2: Site Preparation & Excavation

During this stage, we proceed by removing the existing pavement, grading the soil, and installing insulation, cables, and all required materials. In the case of hydronic systems, a concrete slab may also be laid as part of the process.

Step 3: System Installation

During this stage, we will meticulously configure the system to align with your preferences. This typically entails laying down cables, mats, or tubing, connecting them to power sources or boilers, and integrating sensors or thermostats seamlessly.

Step 4: System Testing

During this stage, we will run thorough tests on the heated driveway system to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.

Step 5: Finishing Driveway

The final touches will be applied to the surface of the driveway. For hydronic heated driveway systems, you have various options such as architectural concrete, pavers, asphalt, or natural/man-made stone to choose from.

Heated Driveway Costs in Aurora

System Type Hydronic Heated Driveway Systems Electric Heated Driveway Systems
Average Installation Expenses $43.75-60 per square foot $25-40 per square foot
Electricity or Fuel Costs $0.10 per hour per 100 square feet $0.15 per hour per 100 square feet
Ideal Driveway Size Larger or irregularly shaped driveways Smaller to medium-sized driveways

The installation cost of a heated driveway varies based on several factors, such as the system type, driveway size, and the materials used for the surface. Materials like asphalt or concrete are less expensive, while pavers and natural stone are more expensive.

To gain a better understanding of the factors that influence the cost of a heated driveway, check out our blog, How Much Does A Heated Driveway Cost?

Benefits of Having a Heated Driveway in Aurora

  1. Enhanced Safety: A Heated Driveway reduces the risk of slips, falls, and vehicle damage caused by snow and ice buildup.
  2. Health Benefits: Frequent shovelling during winter can strain your health and harm your driveway's surface, especially when combined with chemical treatments. A heated driveway eliminates the need for manual labour and chemical applications.
  3. Long-term Savings: Choosing to install a Heated Driveway reduces long-term expenses on snow removal services, equipment, and chemicals. Additionally, it extends the lifespan of your driveway by preventing cracks and erosion.
  4. Increased Property Value: A Heated Driveway enhances the appeal of your home, attracting potential buyers and increasing its market value.
  5. Comfort and Convenience: Experience a warm and welcoming entrance to your home with a Heated Driveway. It can also extend its functionality to heat walkways, patios, or pool areas, enhancing your comfort and luxury.


Other Areas We Service

  • Collingwood
  • Etobicoke
  • King City
  • Kleinburg
  • Markham
  • Mississauga
  • Muskoka
  • Newmarket
  • Nobleton
  • North York
  • Oakville
  • Richmond Hill
  • Stouffville
  • Toronto
  • Vaughan
  • Woodbridge


Questions our Customer Ask About Heated Driveways in Aurora

Our experienced team is readily available to answer any questions you may have about heated driveway systems. Below, you'll find some common inquiries we receive, along with our expert insights to help you make informed decisions.

  • Certainly! Heated driveways are designed to operate only when needed, activated by temperature and moisture sensors. Hydronic systems, in particular, are environmentally friendly as they efficiently and evenly heat glycol using gas, thereby minimizing heat loss.

  • Installation costs can vary depending on factors such as the type of system, driveway size, and surface material. Electric systems generally range from $25 to $40 per square foot, while hydronic systems typically average $45 to $60 per square foot. Check out our blog for more details, How Much Does A Heated Driveway Cost?

  • Absolutely! Heated driveways pose no harm to you, your loved ones, or your property. They generate no harmful emissions or noise, and their design prevents overheating or damage to your driveway.

  • Maintenance requirements are minimal, as these systems are designed to last for decades. Routine tasks include surface cleaning, inspecting cables or tubing for damage, maintaining glycol levels (for hydronic systems), and testing thermostat/sensor functionality.

  • Yes, we can. Retrofitting a heated driveway into an existing one is doable, dependent on its condition and the selected system type. Typically, retrofitting electric systems is simpler and less disruptive than hydronic systems, although it may entail higher costs and longer timelines compared to new installations.


Don't let the frosty grip of winter snow and ice bring down your mood. Reach out to us today to explore the perfect solution for navigating snowy winters in Aurora with our Heated Driveway Systems. Let us craft and install, ensuring you glide through the winter months with ease!

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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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