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How Much Rock Salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by PLMaint., Nov 3, 2005.

  1. PLMaint.

    PLMaint. Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    How much rock salt would be needed for a 10,000 sq. ft. lot
    amount in bulk or 50lbs bags. Thanks
  2. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Lots... :dizzy:
  3. J HIsch

    J HIsch Member
    Messages: 66

    about 10-12 lbs per thousand sqft.
  4. little pat

    little pat Member
    Messages: 83

    It depends on what the temps are and what you need the salt to do. After plowing it would take between 100 and 200 pounds depending on how cold it is. The lower the temp, the more salt you will need to use to get the same results. If you are trying to melt ice after freezing rain or an ice storm, you may have to use 400 pounds to melt it down.
  5. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    We use closer to 20# per thousand. A 10,000 sq. ft. lot would use approx. 4 50# bags.