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Paving my salt bin.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Bossman 92, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    This week we will finally be paving our salt bin. I called our local asphalt plant and they quoted me prices of $52 a ton for base course and $56 a ton for top course. They deliver our salt by tri axle semi loads and will back onto the asphalt pad when they dump. My question is how thick should we lay the asphalt. Also how thick should the lifts of asphalt be before we compact them.

    Thanks in advance. I will post pics later this week
     
  2. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I would do at least 6 inches with two inch lifts. If you have doubts just ask the asphalt provider your questions. That's what they do everyday and should tell you what you need to do.
     
  3. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Thanks. I asked the gal at the asphalt plant a few questions and all she seemed to know was price and the days and times they made it.
     
  4. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    international salt in Morrisville . they did 6'' bc compressed to 5'' w/ 3'' top compressed to 2'' . 1500 ton a night for 5 weeks .

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  5. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    and yes , I was on the job . Thumbs Up

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  6. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,684

    I wonder why they did not use Concrete??........:whistling:.....:laughing:
     
  7. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,684

    Bituminous Concrete is a Fancy word for Asphalt...
     
  8. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    To the OP, if you put down 5" of 25mm base course loose it will compact to 3.75" add to that 2" of 9mm wearing course it will hold up for quite some time and it will be over 5 inches thick. Any more than 2" of wearing the asphalt starts to move and push and you'll end up with ruts.
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,524

    Wow....a simple post....wow

    Some snow is need to ease tension.
     
  10. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    I have paved a few salt bins for the railroad and the specs they have us use is binder lift at a compacted 3" & then surface lift at a compacted 2". All are holding just fine after several years.
     
  11. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Thanks for everyone's response.....enlightened my morning reading a bit. :laughing:
     
  12. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Exactly the kind of info I was looking for.. Thank you sir
     
  13. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Again...exactly the kind of reply I was looking for. Thank you sir. :salute:
     
  14. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,994

    Good advice from others.Make sure that your sub base is free from organics etc. (topsoil)Ideally you want to start on a nice compactable structural base ,no clay or unstable soils.If you want to go over board you could also put down some geotextile to firm it up. 2 lifts of at least 2" compacted and you'll be fine. btw,great prices for asphalt in your area,its well over 85$ in my area.
     
  15. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084



    46.50 binder and 50.50 surface for me south side of chicago using roughly about 5, 000-8000 ton annually.
     
  16. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 291

    mine is around 5 inches thick, base is chips and dust at 10 inches thick. still holding up after 11 years
     
  17. tbi

    tbi Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 91

    3" of binder has held up in mine for 10 years now.
     
  18. CamS

    CamS Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Make sure the ground the trucks are backing off of to get onto the pad is at least level with it or the pad will crumble from the edge in
     
  19. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    No mater what is on top make sure you have a good thick and compacted base of crusher run under