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Salt and Cement

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Vaughn Schultz, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Don't tell my landlord but there will be 44 tons of bulk rock salt in my ware house at any given time this winter :D Will dry rock salt hurt dry cement? I am thinking no, as long as it does not get wet just wanted to make sure.

    Guess I could always paint the floors and walls :rolleyes:

    Thank you,
    - Eric
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2005
  2. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Yes it will harm it over time. I think it will harm anything around it and above it as well. It may come in dry but as you load it going in and out with trucks it will absorb water.
    Where will you and your 44 tons of salt go this winter when he evicts you?:D
     
  3. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    it leaches out everywhere.
     
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The fine salt dust is going to be everywhere. It will rust everything all over the shop. Everytime you open a door the breeze is going to let that salt float like dust. You might want to reconsider this.
     
  5. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    You all have made some very good points:rolleyes:
     
  6. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Check it out:D I could put something like this in my shop and completely close it off

    31169_z.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2005
  7. SnowDozers

    SnowDozers Member
    Messages: 86

    That is the route we are going to try this year... we bought a 30 X 26 Commercial grade version of that. I'm hoping it will pay off as all we would pay for rent is 20 ton worth of salt. Even if it isn't a viable solution, it can always be used for other things as well, like a covered power wash bay.

    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...?storeId=6970&productId=200312931&R=200312931
     
  8. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    salt will still leach out everwhere as the moiture in the air will spread it everwhere.Unless it is in a sealed container moisture will spread it around.
     
  9. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Salt will actually pull moisture out of the air all on it's own. Think about a salt shaker on your table in the summer humidty and how it gets wet and sticky then cakes up when it dries. Check this thread out for some other ideas. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=454