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What is pea stones?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by 2002F150, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. 2002F150

    2002F150 Member
    Messages: 38

    Hi guy's

    Just wondering I hit a contract ( Church) and instead of salt they would like to have pea stones. I have no clue what that is. I try searching the site but no luck. Is it the little gravel? Here in Canada (Gatineau,Qc) where am I likely to get that ?

    Thank you.

    tymusic
     
  2. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 893

    Here in the states that's exactly what that means, the fine stones. I wouldn't touch that account with your truck, jmo.
     
  3. 2002F150

    2002F150 Member
    Messages: 38

    I have a F-250 now with a 8ft blade. I am good to go :)
     
  4. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I would guess that's what we call "pickled" mix. Its 7mm crushed gravel with about 8% salt.
     
  5. 2002F150

    2002F150 Member
    Messages: 38


    Okie now the hard part finding a place that sells that here :(
     
  6. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,211

    Pea Stone is a washed stone similar but smaller than a #1 with no crush in it. Most gravel pits could help you out with that maybe. You know your going to be pushing that stone next time you plow. Is this blacktop you will have to clean up in the spring. I heard of people using cinders in the colder regions not pea gravel. I don't even no if it's available anymore accept decorative this will be to expensive. Not many applications for it. Cinders I know you can get.
     
  7. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,211

    This sounds like cinders without the salt.
     
  8. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,211

    Most guys like in Alaska where its below zero where they use some kind of aggregate have sweepers at there yard for clean up in the spring.
     
  9. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Counties around here use grit. Its basically pea gravel and salt brine.
     
  10. 2002F150

    2002F150 Member
    Messages: 38

    So what you guy's are sayign is i need to look for cinder? There are a few pits here that sell soil and that kind of stuff. I am assuming they should have some ?

    Someone said that pea salt is expansive or the cinder ?

    Would anyone know what it's called in french ? :)
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sounds like you stayed at a Holiday Inn too.

    You better get them to clarify what they want. Pea stone parking lots don't really freeze either.
     
  12. 2002F150

    2002F150 Member
    Messages: 38

    she said that they want pea stone and not salt.

    what are you talking about with the Holiday inn??
     
  13. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Maybe on the last day I ever work, I'll fill the big spreader with pea stone and go searching for all those self centered folks - garbage trucks, news paper delivery drivers, tailgaters, the dope heads, little Susie that goes out and gets stuck in the blizzard, did I mention tailgaters??

    Seriously - I'd ask around locally and see what they really want, to me pea stone is pea stone but I'd think what they mean by pea stone is something else.
     
  14. 2002F150

    2002F150 Member
    Messages: 38


    Ill look into it thanks
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    [​IMG]



    A mix of 75% brick sand to 25% road salt. Provides deicing as well as traction. Sold by the cubic yard.
     
  16. 2002F150

    2002F150 Member
    Messages: 38

    ty, any chance i can say this in french. as all companies here are french.. Ill give it a go Monday morning with the name pickled Sand and see if they know what am talking about.
     
  17. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,211

    I would say someone at the church is confused. This pickled sand is not even close to pea gravel. There are #1 stone or similar with the picture provided with crush.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015
  18. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,211

    Confirm what the church is requesting. You still have not stated if this lot is asphalt, Concrete, Stone of some sort? It makes a difference.
     
  19. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    and here I thought it was stone that was peed on by dogs,cats, and squirrels. A little coyote piss if the temperature was going below zero

    Around here it is pea gravel. It is one size larger than fines, and is rounded without edges. It is easier to spread than #1 stone because it doesn't bind up in the spreader but coming out the spreader it could break glass if close to cars and windows. I wouldn't spread it on asphalt or pavers since it would be like spreading marbles or ball bearings. It works good on dirt and gravel roads and is cheaper than cinders. Cinders are hard to find as more coal plants are converting to gas and oil now. Any stone supplier would be happy to supply you. legume' stonez is not the French words
     
  20. 2002F150

    2002F150 Member
    Messages: 38


    the parking lots are asphalt

    I think a found a supplier here in gatineau and it's not what the pictures shows.. thanks for the reply anyone i found what i needed.