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ice melt outdoor moisture exposure

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by somervillesnow, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. somervillesnow

    somervillesnow Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    This year I will be buying loose by the yard; in previous years I bought sealed 5 gallon buckets. Does ice melt that is not exposed directly to water or snow, but is exposed to moisture in the air, have problems with become frozen blocks?

    Potentially I will have backup ice melt stored covered by tarps outdoors all season.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes it does pull moisture from the air. Keep it covred best you can and on a high spot so the rain and snow don't melt and run to the bottom of the pile. If your using a tractor/loader you can bust it up.
  3. somervillesnow

    somervillesnow Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I will be using a tarp that has walls. And maybe I'll put some pallets underneath it too. And cover it with other tarps.

    But can't stop the moisture that is in the air. I guess I'll have to rotate the stock. More work that way because I'll have to empty new stock that I pickup in my truck into storage and then load the backup stuff into the truck.