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BRINE on wooden path ramp?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by BigBoyPlowin, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Has anyone ever sprayed a wooden ramp with brine? In essence it sounds like it would work phenomenally since the wood could absorb the liquid... But is this bad for the wood? Or is it equally as bad as spreading enviro-melt or Dragon Melt?

  2. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    I spread rock salt on treated wood deck before many times and didnt seem any worse than anything else. Brine would have less salt content than straight rock salt.
  3. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    i would use bear ground,
  4. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    I have a client with a wooden wheelchair ramp that we have been spraying for 6 seasons now with no issues.
  5. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Thanks for the input guys.... I guess that's what I'll do then!
  6. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    The issue with salt on the ramp isn't really how it effects the wood. The salt rusts away the fasteners that hold it all together.
    I've seen one contact that required calcium chloride on all pressure treated decks and ramps.