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When to start salt/sand?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by cmac14, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. cmac14

    cmac14 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Im out here in Colorado Springs,Co and we got our first nice little snow. I just scooped my driveway (so me wife can pull up the steep driveway). when should I start putting salt and ice down? P.S. I'm from Georgia so idk much about this "white gold". My neighbors asked me to do there driveways but I figured I should get some help from the experts before I start saying yes to people. Thanks
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,940

    If this is just for yourself, just salt after you're done plowing or snowblowing or whatever you're using to remove the snow. In commercial snow removal some customers ask for pre-treating (salting) prior to the snow event, but it's kind of rare.
  3. cmac14

    cmac14 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks you kindly
  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    ground temp will determine the need of melter...once under 35 degrees light application is good....
  5. cmac14

    cmac14 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thank you for the tip!