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post #1 of 4 Old 09-24-2019, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Sidewalk Clearing and Salt/Sand spreading

what is the best way to spread salt and sand on a public sidewalk?
What is the safest and most acceptable method?
Is it customary to use a salt / sand spreader after snow has been cleared to
protect against black ice?
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what is the best way to spread salt and sand on a public sidewalk?
What is the safest and most acceptable method?
Is it customary to use a salt / sand spreader after snow has been cleared to
protect against black ice?
Heated sidewalks
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sanding and salting public sidewalks

other than heated sidewalks, what is customary in the industry to effectively prevent black ice.
Is a spreader best, or is simply flicking sand off of a shovel suitable?
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There really is no such thing as black ice .

What is called black ice is just a thin layer of ice that lets you see the pavement through it thus it looks like pavement with no ice on it.

A light application( of course depending on the ambient temperature )of your favorite chloride should suffice.

What are you using the clearing the snow and ice from the sidewalk now?
Can you add a salt shaker to this machine
or you could use a human powered drop spreader.
Much Like the ones used to apply fertilizer do your lawn they make these with different tires and a little better drive systems for use in spreading different chlorides.
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