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Salting Dirt/Gravel Roads

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by fakie99, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. fakie99

    fakie99 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I'm somewhat new to the business. We have one dirt, private road, the rest are commercial asphalt lots. is there any reason I can't salt the dirt road just like the asphalt? my customer said she got sand last year instead of salt on the road, but I don't have access to sand, or a spreaader to handle it. Are there down-sides to salting dirt/gravel?

  2. neversatisfied

    neversatisfied Member
    from ct
    Messages: 73

    salt will work fine.I do many dirt sections with salt and it works great.
  3. fakie99

    fakie99 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    thanks....i was hoping it wouldn't be a problem....
  4. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    The only differance with dirt is the salt brine soaks into the dirt and somewhat dissapeers, with blacktop it works longer.