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bagged salt storage??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by northernsweeper, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Does it create any problems storing pallets of bagged salt/chloride in your garage with your vehicles? Just curious if it can cause problems with my slab,or mabey premature rust on vehicles?Thanks guys for any thoughts,have a great season!!
     
  2. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    I store my salt in one of those pre-fab storage buildings behind one of my retail stores that I plow. Kinda like a salt depot. Works out real well for me. Before I purchased this building I stored left over salt in the garage with my vehicles & never noticed any problems. All the vehicles were fairly new at the time. I think it is better to have it stored in a separate place away from anything else. pumpkin:
     
  3. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Thanks boast. :)
     
  4. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I have mine stored on pallets so they are off the ground. I also tarp the bags during the off season. No vehicles in the garage. Only snow equipment during the winter. :nod:
     
  5. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    We have stored bagged deicing chemicals (Halite, Jiffy Melt, Magic Salt) for years right beside the vehicles with no problems whatsoever. Keep it on pallets. Keep it dry, and don't fret. Do find out how thick the garage floor is before you pile it to the roof to avaoid cracking the floor.
     
  6. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Thanks Pete,thats what I was hoping.My slab is 4"..I thought I would tarp under the pallet and keep the salt tarped as well. :waving: Thanks again for the input guys!
     
  7. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Might also be a good idea to apply an epoxy or urethane paint, or alternatively an acrylic concrete sealer.
     
  8. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Can't do that,not this year anyway.No heat in the garage,and already to cold to apply anything to the slab.I may be better off to store outside? I only worry about the bags becoming to brittle in the 0 to -30 temps. :blush2:
     
  9. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Keep it inside. Paint in the spring.