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Salting

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by coopdogg725, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. coopdogg725

    coopdogg725 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Ok here is another good question for you you snowgods...I know it depends on temp, snow fall and a zillon other factors but just give me your best estimate on this if you can.

    Say we have an average of 20 snowfalls a season of over 2' (we are not in New Yorks snowbelt) and maybe 4 events a year which we get over a foot of snow in a 12 hour period of time.

    How much salt in your best estimate would it take to cover a 300,000 square foot parking lot with 2,000 feet of side walks? Rough estimate. Its a 24 hour store so during the day its a heavy traffic area.
     
  2. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

    ask the guy who did it the year before and add a little bit
     
  3. coopdogg725

    coopdogg725 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Lol real funny dude....only one problem.....new store:gunsfiring:
     
  4. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    What type of parking lot surface? Asphalt or concrete?

    Peterbilt
     
  5. coopdogg725

    coopdogg725 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Asphalt bud.
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    How thick is the pavement? How many watts are the overhead lights?
     
  7. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    What are you applying the salt with?
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Do you get 20 2 foot snowfalls or is that 2 inches.

    Are you trying to melt out a certain amount of snow or salting after plowing?

    Trying to melt less then 1" will take approx. 4 tons of salt.
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Where's Deb Miller when you need her?
     
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    LOL too Funny

    Hows life in the north?
     
  11. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Just over 3.25 ton per application. Cold weather takes more, feb on should take less per app.
    Per season is tuff to call, unless you have specific specs.
    20-2" falls should be 1 application per event, but what about dustings in Jan you need to burn off ?
    The 12" dumps could take 3 applications per storm, and you tend to drop heavy salt for daytime hard dumpers in cold weather. In late march 1 salt would work for the heavy storms as well.
     
  12. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    NO ROCK SALT ON THE SIDEWALKS UNLESS U HAVE A DISCLAIMER IN YOUR CONTRACT FOR CRACK AND DETORIATION OF CONCRETE:dizzy::waving:
     
  13. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Why not ?
    Seams to me 95% of the "Ice Melters" are Sodium based :confused:
    They use rock salt on all the roads here.
    I can honestly say I have never received a request for bid that had side walks included that did not include ice melt.