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Has anyone???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Quality SR, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Has anyone applied salt/ sand mix before a storm? Early tomorrow morning we are going to get snow rain mix and with the cold ground lots can be a sheet of ice. They are calling for this at like 4-5am I leave for work a 8am.. I would like to put it down before but i don't know if anyone has done this... thanks in advance Rich
     
  2. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    yes i do it allot most of my work is at night a hate plowing with cars in the lot and salting #ucking sucks with cars in the lot it's just ez pre treat good luck telling the customer that
    if it's not in the contract
     
  3. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    It is in the contract....... you have done this before? I think i am going there now. thanks for your in put
     
  4. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    It is just starting to flurry now with a change to rain later on tonight..
     
  5. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Be careful because sometimes the rain is going to freeze over the top of it and your wasting your time.
     
  6. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Djc... won't the sand act as traction? Just asking, i am not sure
     
  7. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Anyone with advice please post............................. :help:
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I pre-apply straight salt all the time. Keep the snow from locking up to the pavement.
    Salted every thing last night, provides excellent traction because the salt stops the snow from freezing to the road, i looks snowy but there's grip underneath.
     
  9. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Thanks for the advice.. I didn't have to do it last night, I woke up every hour to see.... but nothing :dizzy: .. But ill remember that for the next time.
     
  10. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    we always pretreat just have to be carefull . a few yr ago we jumped the gun and it didnt snow. had to eat that service

    JOHN
     
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Yeah I've done that, in the perfect world I finish as the snow starts heavy. Lots easier now then 20 years ago. they're not infallible but weather prediction as come along way.:waving:
     
  12. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    We pre-salt all the time...payup
     
  13. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Thanks for your input guys.. One of my accounts is a nervous Nelly :cry: .. My contract says my trigger is 2", but if it is below 2" he said he wanted the mix applied and if there was some kind of event (it is a temple) he would call. My contract also says that anything below 2" will be done upon your authorization.
    The last 2 nights we had flurries and freezing rain. The ground has been real cold, so i was just asking if anyone pre-treats using salt/ sand mix.. I know people use salt to pre-treat. I don't know if anyone has read my past thread but this guy wants mix, not straight salt.. I tried to talk him in to it but he didn't want to go for it..
    Anyway the night i started this thread, we didn't get any precipitation, but last night we did and it stuck!!!!! :bluebounc ... I went there last night about 2 am and put some down on the main driveway. payup