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Shrink Wrap salt pile

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JORDANDISCUSMAN, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. JORDANDISCUSMAN

    JORDANDISCUSMAN Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Have a customer who wants there 200 tons of salt shrink wrapped for storage. The salt is in a 3 sided storage container that looks like a rectangle We have used tarps all winter to keep the salt covered. Do you think the people who shrink wrap boats would be able to shrink wrap a salt pile? Dimensions: 18ft long, 75ft wide. 6ft high on rear wall. 4ft high on side walls.

    View link below to see a drawing of the container.
    Drawing Link:http://www.guardianco.com/images/saltpile.pdf

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Im sure they could do it....but once the client gets the price for it & weighs out that vs how much salt would be lost if you keep the pile well tarped youll find its not cost effective. They get a couple or 3 hundred for a boat. Bet is it is at least 1K...thats 10 ton of salt at least.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    let it breath. You're seen how a 50 lb bag of salt gets,like a rock.
     
  4. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    Around here shrink wrapping goes for around $5-$10 per foot depending on the item being wrapped. Boats go for $5 per, and that bin would probably go closer to $10 per. That could be done very easily, and would cost about $800-875 here, but someone that works out of the trunk of their car might do it for half :rolleyes: Although, if the salt is mounded above the walls, than they might need two sheets seamed together to cover it, and so you can plan on double the cost. :nod:
     
  5. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    salt stock pile

    Salt Storage Issues


     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  6. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I agree with everyone that has posted so far. If you shrink wrap the pile you will have a solid pile of salt by next winter. 200 tons of salt is a lot to have left over. But a 200 ton salt block won't be much good for anything either.
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    We've covered piles of salt outside for over 20 years with big round bale tarps and we've never not been able to use it the next year. Get a tarp and use skids to hold it down and it will be fine.
     
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    You have a salt pile that's 20 years old.....LOL