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De-Icing (Sand vs Salt) Research Links

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by North Country, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. North Country

    North Country Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    We have been doing some research on the age old Salt vs Sand debate.

    (Please keep in mind that different salt/sand treatments or use of straight liquids is a completely different discussion; this research is Sand/ Salt information. Thanks! mm)

    North Country wanted to provide the highest level of customer service while continuing to be highly efficient and profitable.

    After reading quite a bit of information without question, Salt seems to be the way to go unless applying on gravel or if you expect to have snow pack conditions for extended periods of time, then Sand or Sand/Salt would be the correct material. (If the Salt Institute agrees with certain Sand applications, I would have to concur with their findings.)

    I just wanted to post a couple of links to what seems to be an important topic to many. I hope it helps in some way. - michael
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    Salt Institute - Sand/ Salt search results

    SHOULD SAND BE PART OF YOUR SNOWFIGHTING ARSENAL?

    THE USE OF ABRASIVES IN WINTER MAINTENANCE - Iowa Highway Research Board

    Pros and Cons of Sand on Ice and Snowpack </center>