What type of De-icers do you use?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Green Acres, Dec 11, 2000.

  1. Green Acres

    Green Acres Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I'm new to this can you tell? I've posted more in the last few days than I have all year. Anyways, what type of de-icers do you use? Especially when the temps are never 0 degrees? Also how many use salt vs. sand or both? How much does the stuff you use cost? THANKS
  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Ok, I am the last person you probably want to ask. This is because my answers are 20 years behind the time.

    Sand/Salt mix: I have 3 mixes
    50/50 I just started useing this one after a recomendation from the Maine DOT.

    These mixes are only for lots, drives, and roads.

    Tar walkways get rock salt if the temp is above 25.
    Brick and Cement walks get Calcium Cloride

    Calcium Cloride also gets used on tar walks when the temp is below 25.

  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Do a search under magic, and see what thet brings up. We starteed using magic -0 last year in bags and now use it in bulk form. It works very well if preapllied. If you have snow and 1/2" more and try to melt it, it will take longer than other products. If you shovel or plow first and then apply it is awesome.
    One thing it does really well, is it will keep pack from forming between the snow and ashpalt.
  4. RB

    RB Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Rock Salt - Rock Salt - Rock Salt.

    We buy it in bulk for $39/ton. How does that price compare guys?