Uponor’s snow and ice melting system circulates a warm water and glycol solution through freeze-resistant, crosslinked PEX tubing, which is buried in concrete, asphalt or a sand bed. Because salt, sand, toxic chemicals, shoveling and plowing are unnecessary, this system protects the environment and prevents damage to sod and landscaping often caused by traditional snow-removal methods. It also helps extend the life of sidewalks, driveways and parking lots made of concrete, asphalt or brick pavers because it eliminates freeze and thaw cycles.