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Wayco Wayne
Wayco Wayne Member Posts: 615
but am interested to see what the experienced folks have to say. WW

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  • bryan_14
    bryan_14 Member Posts: 8
    snow melt edge insulation details?

    Does anyone have a DETAIL or photo showing edge insulation for a snow melt job? I'm confused as to where to stop the insulation on the vertical edge portion. All the nice details i see have the insulation flush with the top of the sidewalk / driveway. I've done this inside structures, but i can't imagine the insulation showing as being acceptable. I've thought about where to stop it, but am confused at whether or not the dirt / grass on top of the cut edge would degrade the insulation value anyway. Thanks in advance for any direction.
  • Keith_8
    Keith_8 Member Posts: 399

    Thinking the same thing regarding edge insulation.

    A compromise might be to cut board at 45* angle.

  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,732
    You are right

    you don't want it showing - cheesy. Keep it atleast 1" below grade. We just have the mason cement it right on to the pour or dry pack..whatever they wish. The 1" or so will not skew your efficiencies much. In this picture,
    the mason poured right over the poly-sty about an 1" or so. Are you a contractor? Is this your first snowmelt?
    Mad Dog

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