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preserving salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by weckel5984, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. weckel5984

    weckel5984 Member
    Messages: 55

    Hey guys I am looking to stock some bulk salt this year at my shop for easy access as well as in an attempt to not get reamed on salt prices at the end of the season. Currently I have mafia block bins with one having a carport on top of one for topsoil. the floors are packed gravel currently. aside from paving or pouring concrete for the floor what else should I do to keep the salt from turning into a giant rock?
  2. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Tarp it. Should be fine so long as it stays dry.
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Yeah even if you are keeping the rain and snow off with the carport its still absorbing moisture from the air, a tarp does help.
  4. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    We just tarp it. Put a tarp on bottom and one over
  5. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    When I stored outside in mafia block bins I put a layer of sand on the stone to keep from spreading stone on lots! Then I decided to spend a couple hundred and paved the bins.Now I spend thousands and store inside shop.
  6. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    That should be interesting when you go in with your skid steer or whatever one uses to load. :confused:
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    It does fine. Just don't put it all the way on the ground