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Salting Gravel Lot

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by kmg365, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. kmg365

    kmg365 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I have a new customer for this season and half his lot is blacktop, the other half is millings/gravel. The customer wants the entire lot salted. Has anyone salted a gravel lot, or is this a no-no.
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Gravel is fine to salt, the only problem is it makes it sloppy and hard to plow the next time.
  3. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    I used to have a train station that was halve and halve. I would salt the blactop and have another speader come with small gravel and salt mix. it was 80% gravel and 20% salt. I did this because it was much cheaper( $18.00 ton) and would not get the mush that JD talked about.