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Help with ice on a long rock drive???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by CutnLawns, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. CutnLawns

    CutnLawns Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    What would you guys suggest for de-icing a long rock drive. Have a buddy that has a house with a long, winding, steep rock drive that has a 50'-100' sharp drop off along the side of it. When we get 1" of ice or so they are pretty much stuck at home and do not want to chance his wife sliding off the hill. Snow is not that bad as he has a skid loader to plow with but when we get the ice that is his problem. How would you attack that if it was your problem? Liquid? Salt? thanks!
  2. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Salt and gravel drives is like oil and water. Salt will burn the frozen drive down and turn it to mud. You want your gravel drives frozen for plowing, just not icey.
    Sand mixed with a lil salt will give them the traction they need, and should last a while with limited traffic.