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Salt for residential drives

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by TSG, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. TSG

    TSG Member
    Messages: 76

    I'm doing drives that are appox. 10'x75' with a 25'x25 pad.. so that's 1375 sf. Approximately how much salt is needed to cover that area for a medium application?

    Should I price such a small application by the square foot? What would be a good price for such an area? I'll be using a walk behind spreader.. if that helps..

  2. TSG

    TSG Member
    Messages: 76

    C'mon now...

    50# bag? Half a bag?

    I'll try searching again.. but most threads are in reference to tons and tons of salt...
  3. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Do the math, same as fertilizer. Pick your de-icer, check the recommended rates, then pro-rate accordingly.
  4. diginahole

    diginahole Member
    Messages: 63

    25 lbs over 1375 sq ft = 18 lbs/1000 sq ft. I would consider that a medium application rate. 10 lbs per 1000 on the low side up to 40 lbs per 1000 on the high side. You have to be the judge based on amount of ice and temperature.