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No body around here salts

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by justinzich, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. justinzich

    justinzich Member
    Messages: 54

    I haven't been on hear long but there is a ton of talk about salting etc... I would have to say that hardly anyone, even commercial stuff is salted or sanded around here. Anybody else in an area like that?
  2. 1daniel1

    1daniel1 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    up where you are the average temp. is probably considered by many too cold to bother salting most of the time. Sodium Chloride doesn't really work well below 15 F. and the other chlorides (Magnesium, Pottasium, Calcium) are quite costly in comparison.
  3. BuffaloJoe

    BuffaloJoe Member
    Messages: 51

    Temperature is definitely one thing, but here in New York (and most of the country) it's everyone else's fault but your own if you slip and fall in a lot. Most property owners and managers just do not want to take that risk of liability.
  4. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    BuffaloJoe is right on
  5. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    salt etc.

    If we had the high winds that you have up in the plains, Sask. and Man. it would never work but since we have the great lakes basin and are captive by the allegany mountains its an issue of many temperature changes and micro climates.

    The roads would be dry and snow would stick and not suffer from frost heaving as much either due to salt