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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by affprop, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. affprop

    affprop Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Does anyone on a regular basis use any kind of a pretreatment in parking lots or anywhere? I have reaaly been thinking of using it wether it be urea or any other kind of liquid deicer. I am just looking for input, this type of product is not readily available up here in Maine, and then I would have to get some type of application equipment. But I do a high profile drs office and I would like to expand more into other high profile locations. Thanks all input would be appreciated. At 8:30 this am I am going into my first safety meeting with another one of my accounts, an emloyee slipped on there parking lot, got hurt, there not blaming me but they run all shifts so I was thinking it also might work for them as a alternative to sanding more often.
  2. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Do a search in the ice management control forum... you will find the info you are looking for.

    If you still have questions call me
  3. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    I'd start by pretreating with salt. Once you see how well that works then you may want to explore using liquids. You will find that a proper early application of salt, followed by repeat apps if needed, will work wonders. Get away from the archaic concept of letting snow pack on and then dumping sand on top of it. At best, sand is a poor way to deal with the problem, it doesn't work, it makes a mess, and it's too expensive.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2002
  4. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Ditto Alan's comments. Putting an app of salt down when it first starts sticking makes all the difference in the world. Keeps things safer until you hit your trigger depths, then when you are pushing, you are generally clearing to bare pavement or the next application after plowing will get it to black & wet.
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    If you want to try Magic Salt or liquid Magic -0, contact me. I have some of each. I'm in Palermo.