|Rock Salt VS.Ice B'Gone Magic|
|Straight Rock Salt||Ice B'Gone Magic|
|2-3 tons||=||1 ton|
|4000 - 6000 lbs||=||2000 lbs|
|Sand/Salt Mix VS.Ice B'Gone Magic|
|Sand/Salt Mix||Ice B'Gone Magic|
|Mix Ratio||Weight||# of Tons||=||# of tons|
|60/40||1200/800||5 - 6.25 tons||=||1 ton|
|70/30||1400/600||6.67 - 8.34 tons||=||1 ton|
|80/20||1600/400||10 - 12.5 tons||=||1 ton|
|90/10||1800/200||20 - 25 tons||=||1 ton|
Note: Sand by itself has no melting capacity therefore as the amount of sand increases in the mix, it will drastically decrease the melting ability of the salt in the mix.
|Limited Effectiveness of Ordinary Rock Salt|
|Temp (EF)||Lb. Of salt needed to melt 12,705 lb. water||% of ice melted in 1 hour||One ton of rock salt treats (acres)|
Note: The chart above is for road salt. The numbers will be different for other de-icing chemicals, but the process will be the same. With all de-icers the performance will diminish as temperatures fall.
The Salt Institute has stated that applying brine to the pavement before snow or ice has bonded can be 10 times more effective than placing salt crystals on top of snow and ice after the precipitation has bonded to the pavement. Pre-treating is said to be labor efficient since the process can be done during normal shifts, reducing overtime required to catch up after a winter storm event starts. It gains the snow fighters time and greatly reduces the total cost of treatment. Once a snow/ice bond has formed it is dangerous to the traveling public as well as expensive and time consuming to break.
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