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Salting Drives?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowman1957, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. plowman1957

    plowman1957 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Has anyone heard of this?
    A guy I know who plows was telling me a few people like there drives salted.I never heard of this before.Would it benifit me to look into a small salt spreader for my truck or just waite and see if I run into it and spread it by hand and how would I charge for this?
    Thank for your help. :)
  2. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Some of my drives want salt. Why would they be different from commercials? I base my price on how many bags to salt, and times that by my price of $30 per bag. An average restaurant would take about 5 bags to salt it completely. Definitely tell your clients about salting. That is where the real money is made!
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    my smallest driveway i charge 50.00
  4. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Be sure and get a disclamer if salting concrete drives.
  5. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    we have numerous drives that get salted,are you talking about residential drives or commercial?
  6. plowman1957

    plowman1957 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Ops,guess I should have said resindential.
    Sorry about that.
  7. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    residential we have a few that get salted,they have sealant on there driveways and salting helps to keep from sliding on it..
  8. Luppy

    Luppy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    The average 4 car driveway folks usually don't ask, but there have been a couple of exceptions. A friend of mine had a half dozen or so residential driveways that were 600 to 1000 feet off the main roads. He salted for them.
  9. plowman1957

    plowman1957 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for the info,have a great day!
  10. GPB

    GPB Member
    Messages: 55

    I'd wait and see if anyone wanted there driveway salted before I spent the money on a spreader. If its just a couple, you might be money ahead just to spread by hand.
    As stated before, keep salt off of concrete.