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How long will a lquid pre treatment last?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Mean4x4, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Mean4x4

    Mean4x4 Senior Member
    from Livonia
    Messages: 100

    Originally a dusting to 1" was forecasted for tonight. So last night we " Anti-Iced" most of our lots. Well the weather has changed and we got nothing. How long will the application remain effective? Since we pre applied, what kind of results can I expect? I used a brine with 25% calcium, roughly 50 gallons per acre. What are your thoughts? Could this application kill an entire inch? ~ Mike
     
  2. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    ask the person you bought it from :rolleyes: lol

    what kind of traffic? and how much moisture has the liquid seen? ie. snow dripping off car's or water being tracked in etc.



    PJ
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  3. Mean4x4

    Mean4x4 Senior Member
    from Livonia
    Messages: 100

    response

    Moderate traffic towards front, light traffic in back.. ( Target Stores ). Product has seen no moisture, was applied on dry pavement.
     
  4. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341


    my best guess would be.

    toward's the front 2-4 day's max
    the rear , up to 5-7 day's

    or 0 if you get some rain lol

    it would be an interesting experoment if you got a light event within that time frame to see how close i am but i bet you'd be surprised ;)

    PJ
     
  5. JLO

    JLO Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    What ever happened with the application? Has it snowed, rained? Results for sticking around. I tested a small area last week with a salt brine and 10%calcium mix. It looked great on the ground, then rained 2 days later. Washed it all away I guess, but I did notice that the area that had been sprayed took longer to dry than the pavement around it. Must have been the calcium retaining moisture. Not sure if this is a good sign or not, this area may have iced up if the temp was low enough. Maybe not.
     
  6. L70

    L70 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    how did this go?