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Coverage..How much Sand/Salt per sq ft...

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ksland, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    I have an account with .69 miles of road, about 100,000 sq ft. Wondering how much salt/sand you think I would use to cover this. I understand it would depend on the rate, but lets say an average?

    Also how long would you think it would take to shovel 3-4" of snow from 830' long worth of 4' width walks.
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I typically use 1/2 yard for a road 12' wide and 3/4 mile long. That's for a light coverage.
  3. little pat

    little pat Member
    Messages: 83

    For the road it should take about 1000 pounds but in extreme cold to get the same results you may need to double that amount. As far as the sidewalks, a quad would be the ticket. Gets it done quick. As far as pricing, charge for 3-4 hours shoveling time.