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how much salt

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by lark905lark, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. lark905lark

    lark905lark Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    hello people, im going out on my own this year been subing and i would like to know what the best way to figure out how much salt i need on a lot when bidding? thanks guys for your help
     
  2. Silentroo

    Silentroo Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Just a few more things are needed to be able to help you

    Temperature, Ice or cleanup, wind, Sunny/Cloudy, Drainage, and traffic all come to mind.

    Generally figure out what you have as far as size and suggested application rates. From there it is a very simple equation

    Application Rate X total area X number of applications = Salt needed for the season.

    Some years you want to build in a stock pile as salt gets in short supply. Some years you don't

    Generally a suppler can tell you what your application rate should be in general. Or search the site.....
     
  3. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    general rule of thumb to add to what Silentroo said....20 lbs per 1000 sf
     
  4. lark905lark

    lark905lark Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    thanks guys very much!
     
  5. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    We use 18 per 1000 sf I would check to see were you can get the bulk salt and the cost around here you have to put your order in advance and the markup is very small.
     
  6. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Thank Goodness

    Finally a decent thread about ice melter required. Thanks everyone.

    Another site to visit for some great printable information on rates is peters chemical company. You can look up many different ice melters and their application rates per thousand square feet.

    If you are interested in estimating information check out www.profitsareus.com and look at our snow & ice management bidding package.

    Good luck and let it snow!
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    When the lot turns white you know you used enough.
     
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Probably because GV hasnt been around yet. :laughing:

    Edit- I take that back.
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Only to glad to help out!:D
     
  11. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    ..and if the lot is white when you get there-how do you when enough is enough?
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well if the lot is white, you need to plow the salt off to keep it open.