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? for pre-treat guys...

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by LwnmwrMan22, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    When you pre-treat, and then plow, doesn't the salt / ice melt get piled up in one area on the grass? And then next spring don't you have a big dead spot on the sod??
  2. GSE

    GSE Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    The idea is to pretreat early enough and wait long enough to plow to allow the snow to 'melt' the salt creating salt brine. The salt brine then coats the surface decreasing snow's ability to stick to the pavement. This helps to scrap closer to the pavement, which in theory lessens the need for post event deicing.

    I use it a lot on surfaces with a lot of traffic; mall entrances, travel lanes in parking lots, etc since it helps to reduce packed down snow.

    If you're plowing up salt in it granular form, you're not waiting long enough to plow, or applying too much salt.
  3. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    We are basically the same as GSE...

    Most of our commercial clients would rather see dead areas of grass than a few slip/fall lawsuits or any injury on the property.. $100 in grass seed is a small price to pay for what you save by salting.

    Just my opinion.