Oh No! Not a Steep Driveway!

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Clemens & Sons Realty

In Farmington, we've just experienced a near-miss with an ice storm while some of our friends to the Northwest are dealing with it directly.  They are experiencing inches of ice coating tree branches and causing electrical outages.  And tonight, widespread threats of black ice will make travel treacherous throughout Connecticut.


Imagine, selling your home this season, and your driveway slopes and curves.  Try to factor the loss of value that causes!  Thousands!


Enter Radiant Heated Driveways.  Cables installed in the driveway melt the snow and ice.  Some systems actually detect when the snowy, icy conditions arise.  The homeowners can activate a system manually when it starts to snow, or an automated system can switch on to respond to the undesirable conditions, and melt the troubles away.


Systems can be installed on walkways, too, protecting homeowners, their friends, family, and all visitors from potentially dangerous falls.  The stress and strain of shoveling snow is no longer a problem helping those with bad backs or bad hearts.  Even the driveway itself is spared the degradation and damage incurred by repeated snow removal.


Typically, the costs run between $12-21 per square foot plus the cost of the new driveway itself--- definitely substantial.  However, if the topography of your homesite demands it, it could be money well spent.  And  if you need to stand out from the crowd of other homes in the snowbelt, you can bet that the buyers will notice!


For more information about preparing your home for sale, call on me, and let my teams of professionals get you top dollar in today's market.

Comments (1)

Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

Sep 24, 2012 11:32 PM