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clearing and salting 44k parking lot

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lqmustang, May 25, 2006.

  1. lqmustang

    lqmustang Member
    Messages: 36

    Up to now all my plow accounts have been residential. I have been asked to put a bid on a church that has about a 1 acre parking lot. Very open, no islands or curbs. As I have done all residential to this point, about how much time would one expect to clear an average snowfall from this lot. 2"-3" would be average here. Also, about how much salt would be required to salt the same lot? Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Depending on your plow and your capabilities I would say 45 mins to an hour. As for salt, I use about 800 lbs per acre, but my clients want a black wet lot by 5am the next morning.
     
  3. parrothead

    parrothead Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    the production rate is 1 hr for an 8'plow/acre with a 2"snow. the salt industry says you should use 300#/acre but we all use more than that. if they want it black, you should let them know that is easier to achieve if you pretreat before the storm. the snow and ice wont bind to the pavement. good luck