Lackendarra, Ballynamult,
Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Tel: +353 58 47335    Mob: 086 2433054    Email: info@heattracing.ie

Long periods of low temperatures in cold stores can cause frost to penetrate building foundations. This causes floor deformations and damages foundations. Fortunately, this can be prevented with floor heating systems. Depending on the temperature inside a cold store and the thickness and the type of thermal insulation, the heating system power can range from 15-20W/m2.

The power rating of the heating cables cannot exceed 10W/m and the distance between cables cannot exceed 500mm.

For ground and foundation frost protection, the following cables may be used:

  • Single-side supplied ELEKTRA VCD10 heating cable
  • Double-side supplied ELEKTRA VC10 heating cable

Heating cables with a unit power under 10W/m can be manufactured as a special order.

Floor Construction

Heating cables should be installed under the thermal insulation of the floor to stop freeze penetration.

The cables should be installed:

  • Directly in the concrete
  • In a layer of sand above the concrete

If installing directly in the concrete, it is important that the expansion joints cannot be crossed by heating cables. The number of cables should be equal to the number of areas created by expansion joints.

Paths & Driveways

Slippery or dangerous paths and driveways can be made safe and usable, using our heated cable systems. Our systems are especially useful in domestic and publically accessible buildings. Examples would include sloped driveways outside of homes, which might otherwise require a vehicle to be towed out after heavy snowfall or icy conditions.

Access paths and steps to buildings such as homes, shops, hospitals and care homes can be made safer for all visitors. more

Agriculture & Gardening

Correct humidity and temperature are vital in relation to the health, comfort and productivity of pigs and cattle. Our heating systems help ensure these factors are properly taken care of.

Commercial gardeners and home gardeners can help ensure greater plant yields and healthier plants through the use of propagation systems.

Froststop Attic Systems

Using attic systems from Froststop.ie we can prevent frozen or burst pipes in the home, during periods of cold Irish weather. more

Contact Us

Phone us today on 058 47335 to arrange an initial (no obligation) consultation to discuss your requirements. Our projects include everything from small domestic greenhouse propagation systems to large scale industrial tanks and piping systems. more

We offer solutions for freezing problems in commercial & domestic situations - Heat Tracing, Waterford, Ireland
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