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Salt Application

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by MSplowing, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. MSplowing

    MSplowing Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 42

    I'm new to the salting side of the snow removal, im trying to figure out how much salt is usually put down in a square foot? I have a lot that is approximately 300' by 200' and im not sure how much salt i need to put down temperature is right around 20 to 25 and about a quarter to half inch of ice. All the help would be greatly appreciated. I tried to search it and couldnt pull anything up.
  2. cssjim

    cssjim Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 26

    600 to 800 lbs per acre. An acre is 43,560 sq ft. Hope this helps.
  3. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    60k sq ft
    20lbs per 1k = 1200 lbs (adjust as needed)
    or 800 lbs per acre x 1.5 acres as mentioned above
    More or less depending on temp, ice or snow, quality of
    salt, forecast, etc
  4. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Good advice

    We offer a snow and ice management bidding package that has a lot of this type of information included as well as rates for alternate ice melters. The package includes a comprehensive printed manual, a snow template CD with service agreements, proposals, advertising and many more, and it also includes a quick estimator that calculates plowing time and material.

    Call if you have any questions 800-845-0499 or visit our website.

    Good luck.