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How much salt per sq ft

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Stinson Landscp, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Stinson Landscp

    Stinson Landscp Member
    Messages: 45

    I have figured out my square footage. Is there a formula to figure how much salt per sq ft. Just looking for an average number, as I know the amount depends on conditions.

    First time figuring out how much salt. Only had a few small lots, that were close to friends who salted so it was subbed out.

    Thanks
     
  2. jay albers

    jay albers Member
    from pa
    Messages: 77

    I read on here before 20 lb per 1000.sq ft

    i was wondering what to charge based on that number?
     
  3. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    1 ton per 2.5 acre is a pretty good starting point. Temperature, snow amount all play into application rates. Typically there is a light, normal and heavy rate for most people.
     
  4. Stinson Landscp

    Stinson Landscp Member
    Messages: 45

    Using simple numbers to make sure I have done this correctly

    100,000 sqft / 1000 sqft = 100

    100 X 20lbs = 2000lbs for 100,000 sqft

    2000lbs / 2000lbs = 1 tons per event

    Is that the correct way to figure it out?
     
  5. Stinson Landscp

    Stinson Landscp Member
    Messages: 45

    Tried search. Maybe I wasnt using the right search terms. I understand that there are many factors that play into the amount per app.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If your up to researching things you can call salt suppliers and they will tell you.
     
  7. Stinson Landscp

    Stinson Landscp Member
    Messages: 45

    Thanks grand. I will give that a shot and see how the numbers come out
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    1lb will do about 50 square feet.
     
  9. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    As per "Smart about salt" 24gr. per sq. meter :)
     
  10. alsam116

    alsam116 Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    stinson, you are correct with your estimate of 1 ton per app.
     
  11. Stinson Landscp

    Stinson Landscp Member
    Messages: 45

    alsam, thanks! I feel confident with the numbers I came up with for salting.

    thanks for the help!
     
  12. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    deicing rates

    As already discussed, there are many variables that affect application rates. We offer a snow & ice manual that goes into detail about application rates for different types of ice melters.

    Check out peterschemical.com site. You can look up many different ice melters on their site and they explain application rates, temperature ranges, advantages and disadvantages, etc.

    You can print any of them out and they print on a regular size sheet of paper that you can use as a reference as well.

    Hope this helps.