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50lbs bag of salt covers HOW MUCH?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by KYFF205, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. KYFF205

    KYFF205 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    How much will a 50 lbs bag of salt cover? some say 1700sqft some say 2300sqft?
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    If 800 pounds covers 1 acre, then a 50 pound bag should cover close to 2700 square feet. I personally figure my bids at 2500 square feet per bag for light snow or ice. For heavier ice I adjust to about 1500 square feet with traffic, and 1000 square feet without traffic.
  3. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    That's about right. You can figure about 20#/M of bagged salt for most saltings.