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Ramp Heating Topping Selection

Leaside Electric
Publication date:
November 30, 2022
Article Summary: 

This article discusses the benefits of using mastic asphalt as a topping material for electrical snow melting systems, particularly for ramp heating systems. Mastic asphalt increases the longevity of heating cables and reduces the risk of cable jacket damage during installation. Repairs are also typically localized and less costly in mastic asphalt. The thinner mastic topping allows for quicker snow melting and reduces power consumption. However, some people may not prefer the visual appeal of mastic and may choose other topping materials. Overall, mastic asphalt is recommended for ramp heating systems installed in shaded or covered areas for longevity and performance.


mastic asphalt, heating cables, snow melting systems, ramp heating, longevity, performance.

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Leaside Electric
Ramp Heating Topping Selection
November 30, 2022
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