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where can i buy cinder?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by doozman, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. doozman

    doozman Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hey guys,

    I have been using a sand/salt mixture for ice control at a supermarket shopping center, but management wants something different due to the damage done to their floors, etc. Someone suggested using cinder, but I can't seem to find a supplier anywhere around here (Northern VA)? Any suggestions? Is there a better (relatively inexpensive) product out there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    For cinders I would call around to local quarries. Don't know how much better it would be though.
     
  3. doozman

    doozman Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks... I've been calling the quarries without any success... has anyone gotten the stuff from power companies (coal generation)? Any leads at all in VA, MD, WV, or PA would be helpful. Thanks!
     
  4. 92XT

    92XT Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    no more cinder ash allowed in pa. c/o e.p.a. try screenings
     
  5. Bobby Blaze

    Bobby Blaze Member
    Messages: 92

    try the local ready mix concrete plant I'm a driver and we use it in some of the different mixes
     
  6. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    try quarry dust.. its a little thinner than screanings. its got the texture of the screaings but more like sand. shoudl fly through a larger spreader

    also remember about clean up in the spring.
    and the stores are goin to be a little dirty due to the stone in the parking lot..
    maybe have a paerking lot sweeper come in after the season..

    good luck