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Need advise on anti skid .

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Davethelandlord, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Davethelandlord

    Davethelandlord Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am a rural landlord in central pa. ( not a contractor )
    I own a property with a gravel lane. ( about a half mile long and most of it is on a steep hill side )
    I have a local contractor that plows the lane but he does not have spreader on his truck, so I spread anti skid myself.
    Since I do not live on site, I am thinking about placing anti skid in some sort of containers around the property so my tenants can help themselves when the road gets a little slick.
    I gathered up a few 55 gallon drums, but not sure the best way to set them up.
    Will the anti skid freeze inside the drums?
    Is there a better way ? Any input would be appreciated.
    Btw, the anti skid I use is small chunks of gravel.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Don't use straight salt on gravel, you'll have a muddy mess on your hands!

    Use a 90/10 sand/salt mix it should be fine the barrels as long as your tenants keep them covered.
     
  3. Davethelandlord

    Davethelandlord Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I've heard of people using the 55 gallon drums laying them down on there sides on some type of wood stand filled with either sand or anti skid, but how do you keep the rain out ? Or should I not be concerned with water getting inside?
    Is sand better than I anti skid that I use now ?