Heated Driveway Systems

Leave your shovel in the garage this winter


Our heated driveway mats make it easy to remove snow and ice throughout the winter, providing a safe and convenient solution for your property. With our products and installation process, you can prevent accidents and have a safe and snow-free property in no time.

Upgrade to our heated driveway systems today and experience the convenience and safety of hassle-free snow and ice removal. Keep your property safe, with Green Wave Distribution.

Stay Safe

reduces the risk of accidents, injuries, and property damage, providing a safer environment for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Save Time

The system automatically melts snow and ice, eliminating the need for manual shoveling or plowing.

Save Money

Reduces the need for costly snow removal services or equipment and protects your driveway from damage caused by freezing and thawing.

Benefits Of Heated Driveway Systems

Say goodbye to the hassle and expense of snow removal, and embrace the convenience and aesthetic appeal of a clear, snow-free driveway all winter long. Whilst benefiting from:

  • Energy & Cost-efficient solution.
  • Eliminate the need for manual removal or costly services. 
  • Significantly reduce the risk of injuries

Can You Add Heat to An Existing Driveway?

Absolutely! Adding electric heating mats to your existing driveway is a wonderful way to bring warmth and joy to your outdoor space.

Electric heating mats are designed to be retrofitted onto your current driveway surface, making the installation process a breeze. Simply lay them out evenly beneath the surface material, whether it’s asphalt or concrete. 

Once the mats are in place, connect them to a power source and a control system, and Voila! 

Is Electric or Hydronic Better For Your Heated Driveway?

 Both electric and water-based systems have their advantages and considerations when it comes to heated driveways.

Electric Systems Pros 

Electric Systems Cons

Water-based Sytems Pros

Water-based Systems Cons 

Guide on Heated Driveway Costs

The cost of a heated driveway can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the driveway, the type of system chosen, the materials used, and the installation method. 

Below are tables and charts that detail the costs associated with different types of heated driveway systems.

Electric System Cost Without Installation or Controls

Type of SystemTotal CostCost per ft²
Above Ground Tire Tracks – 2 Car Driveway$7,680$48
Inground Line Voltage Tire Tracks – 2 Car Driveway$1,920$12
Inground Low Voltage Tire Tracks – 2 Car Driveway$5,600$35
Inground Line Voltage Whole Driveway$4,800$12
Inground Low Voltage Whole Driveway$14,000$35

*Each tire track system covers 160ft² of heated area (each track is 2’ x 20’).

**Each whole drive covers 400ft² of heated area.

Controls Package Cost

ControlsAbove Ground OptionsLine Voltage OptionsLow Voltage Options
Remote Control$80N/AIncluded
Liquid Temperature SensorN/A$600Included

Electric Driveway Installation Costs

Installation TypeCost
Above Ground$0-$1,000
Inground Line Voltage Tire Tracks$1,056
Inground Low Voltage Tire Tracks$480
Inground Line Voltage Whole Driveway$2,664
Inground Low Voltage Whole Driveway$1,600

*Costs can vary depending on outlet locations and load requirements.

**For inground systems, installation costs are calculated based on a rate of $40-120/hr.

Driveway Installation Costs for Inground Systems

Driveway MaterialCost
Asphalt Driveway$4,400
Concrete Driveway$3,800
Paver Driveway$8,000

*Costs are calculated based on a rate of $7-15/ft² for asphalt, $4-15/ft² for concrete, and $10-30/ft² for paver driveways.

Operating Costs per Hour (Assumes kWh rate of $0.20)

System TypeOperating Cost
Above Ground Tire Track$1.02
Inground Line Voltage Tire Track$1.12
Inground Low Voltage Tire Track$0.64
Inground Line Voltage Whole Driveway$2.96
Inground Low Voltage Whole Driveway$1.60

Power Requirements & Potential Upgrade Costs

System TypeAmps @ 120VAmps @ 240V
Above Ground Tire Track43.621.6
Inground Line Voltage Tire TrackN/A24.6
Inground Low Voltage Tire TrackN/A13.3
Inground Line Voltage Whole DrivewayN/A61.6
Inground Low Voltage Whole DrivewayN/A33.33

If the current electrical panel does not have the amperage available, an upgrade will be necessary. The average cost to upgrade from a 200 amp panel to a 300 amp panel is $1,800-$3,500.

Example Total Costs

System and Installation TypeTotal CostCost per ft²
Above Ground Tire Tracks with Wifi Controls$7,680$48.00
Inground Line Voltage Tire Tracks, Wifi Controls, Asphalt$7,500$46.88
Inground Low Voltage Tire Tracks, Asphalt$10,480$26.20
Inground Line Voltage Whole Driveway, Wifi Controls, Asphalt$12,564$31.41
Inground Low Voltage Whole Driveway, Asphalt$20,000$50.00

For a precise cost assessment heated driveway project, GreenWave Distribution is here to help. Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing you with expert guidance when working with installers and exceptional service. We will evaluate your unique needs, assess the site conditions, and offer a detailed estimate based on the project’s scope. Contact GreenWave Distribution today and take advantage of our free estimate service.

Factors Affecting Heated Driveway Costs

The size of the driveway is a significant factor in determining the overall cost. Larger driveways will require more heating elements or longer tubing, increasing the material and installation costs.

The type of material used for the driveway, such as concrete or asphalt, can impact the cost. 

Concrete driveways tend to be more expensive to install, but they offer durability and better resistance to heavy snow and ice.

The installation method chosen can also affect the cost. For new constructions, the installation of a heated driveway is relatively straightforward. 

However, retrofitting an existing driveway with a heating system may require additional labor and materials, resulting in higher costs.

Electric systems are generally more affordable to install compared to hydronic systems. 

Hydronic systems require a boiler, pump, and associated plumbing, which can significantly increase the upfront costs

The choice of energy source for the heating system can impact the long-term operational costs. 

Electric systems typically rely on electricity, while hydronic systems can be powered by electricity, natural gas, propane, wood, or oil. 


Considering the local energy costs and availability of different energy sources is essential when evaluating the overall cost of running a heated driveway.

What Type of System Should You Go For?

Low Voltage Snow Melting System

step heated driveway system


  • Energy-efficient and safe low-voltage technology
  • Customizable solution for driveways, walkways, and outdoor surfaces
  • Compatible with various pavement materials (asphalt, concrete, pavers)
  • Continuous operation, giving you peace of mind
  • Enhances safety, reduces driveway wear and tear, and increases property value.

Clear Zone Heated Driveway System

Clear zone heated driveway system


  • Rapid and reliable solution for melting snow and ice on driveways
  • Provides a clear and safe path during winter months
  • Versatile system that can be customized for different driveway sizes and layouts
  • Offers cost-effective snow removal
  • Enhances convenience and eliminates the need for manual snow shoveling or plowing.

Heated Driveway Mats (Above Ground)

Heated Driveway Installers

We work with installers across the whole of the US. Find the most suitable installers for your location below.



Heated Driveway FAQs

  • People who are unable to or who do not want to shovel snow from their driveway or pathways throughout the winter.
  • Customers who have high-end properties that they live in throughout the winter.
  • Businesses with safety concerns for customers and employees
  • People with hilly properties that can easily become dangerous in the event of a heavy snow


Yes, both electric heated driveways and hydronic heated driveways work even down to -20°C and beyond, depending on the system.

Hydronic heated driveways/snow melting systems use water.


Electric heated driveway systems do not use water.

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