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What to mix with salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Racer28s, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Racer28s

    Racer28s Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    What do guys use as anti-skid, what ratio, I need to use the smallest materials with salt, so that it does not look bad on paved parking lots. And will the p-lot sweepers pick any of this material up.

  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    why not use enough salt so that you keep ice down and don't need a grit agent?

    maybe mix a little mag in your sale or use magic?

    no matter what you use as a grit it will look dirty and will track all over the customers facility and clog drains.
  3. matt-max

    matt-max Member
    Messages: 55

    we use masonry sand in either a 3-to-1 or 4-to-1 ratio. it has a good grit, goes through the spreader well and is cheap. with salt prices as high as they are now spreading straight salt simply isn't an option for us. we get good results with the above mix in a hilly environment. if it's really really cold we may come back with a blended ice melt-only application for stubborn spots.
  4. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    marbles? haha like matt said a masonry sand of even a really fine washed sand from a sand and gravel company. Mix 3 to 1 or 4 to 1 ratio should be good.