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coverage by sq ft

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by htm, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. htm

    htm Junior Member
    from ne
    Messages: 1

    just curious what amount of sq ft should 1 ton of salt cover ?
    any input would help my arguement. thanks
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    around a 100k sqft give or take...at about 800 lbs per acre
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    It all depends on conditions. If it's cold and ice has already formed, then 800 to 900 pounds per acre is a good number. If it's warmer, and your just melting off a little snow, the 500 to 600 pounds per acre is a good number. Of course this all depends on the amount of ice / snow, the air temp, the ground / pavement temp, and what the weather is supposed to do for the next 4 to 6 hours. I know i didn't answer you question exactly, but it's all a matter of the conditions are.
  4. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Depends on conditions at the time, but generally 1000 lbs to 3000 lbs per 100K sf is what we do.
  5. PerfiCut Inc.

    PerfiCut Inc. Senior Member
    from Eastern
    Messages: 161

    one to two
  6. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    That is how I fiqure it as well.