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The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

The Ultimate Winter Survival Guide: 15 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

"Surviving" winter, both in terms of safety and finances, is not at all automatic. Winter weather brings with it numerous challenges that will test your property's durability and your ability to cope with harsh and changeable conditions. Below, we list 15 tips that every homeowner should know to minimize risk...

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Should You Install a Heated Driveway?

Harsh winter storms, snow and ice accumulations, black ice, shoveling and de-icing: It’s enough to make a homeowner seriously consider installing a heated driveway. The idea sounds tempting, but how much does an in-ground system actually cost? Below is a summary of the average costs of installing and operating different...

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What are Alternatives to Rock Salt for Melting Ice on Driveways?

Rock salt's destructive tendencies on driveway pavements, especially on concrete but on asphalt as well, are well known. It is not surprising, then, that many homeowners are now seeking alternatives to rock salt when it comes to deicing their driveways and outdoor foot-traffic pavements. Below, we offer 6 chemical deicers...

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How to Melt Snow and Ice Without Damaging Your Walkway From Salt

Outdoor walkways, whether a simple path connecting your driveway to your main entryway or a winding backyard path that lets you more fully enjoy your landscaping, add value and usability to your home. Yet, that path to your driveway, pool deck, fire pit, gazebo, or garden will need to be...

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How to Melt Snow and Ice Without Damaging Your Driveway From Salt

Every winter, homeowner's in the northern half or so of the United States and all around Canada face the dilemma of how to rid their driveways of snow/ice build-up without doing any damage in the process. Rock salt and other deicers are typically used to melt down snow and ice,...

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