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Hey, all. I'm from a cooperative community in Grand Rapids, MI and I've been asked to find the best way to control ice this winter. We have an asphalt-paved parking lot, and I think the driveway and sidewalk are concrete. Would salt/sand work? What ratio? What brand(s)? Where could we buy it, probably in bulk? Thanks so much.
 

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Hey, all. I'm from a cooperative community in Grand Rapids, MI and I've been asked to find the best way to control ice this winter. We have an asphalt-paved parking lot, and I think the driveway and sidewalk are concrete. Would salt/sand work? What ratio? What brand(s)? Where could we buy it, probably in bulk? Thanks so much.
Salt will obviously melt and help keep the ice froming to degree if preteating is applied. Sand is for traction.

So, yes, a Sand and Salt mixed is your best bet because it adds traction and also melts the ice.
 

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Would you suggest a ratio, a brand/place to buy? I have pretty much zero experience here.
I don’t live in Michigan so I really cannot tell you a place to buy. As for mix that will depend on how much you want to melt the ice vs how much added traction you want. How much ice are you getting? If you have a lot of ice and wide temperature ranges you will cause the ice to melt and referzee again. So, if you have a long cold spell sometimes straight sand is best because it lasts longer and provides traction without needing as many applications. So, your ratio will depend on what sort of results you want.

I would use about 150lbs to 250lbs of salt per cubic yard of sand. That should give you an adequate mix. More if you want more melting.
 

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Hey, all. I'm from a cooperative community in Grand Rapids, MI and I've been asked to find the best way to control ice this winter. We have an asphalt-paved parking lot, and I think the driveway and sidewalk are concrete. Would salt/sand work? What ratio? What brand(s)? Where could we buy it, probably in bulk? Thanks so much.
What is a "cooperative community"?

How many square feet?

Sand doesn't control ice.

Sand makes a mess.

There is no "brand" salt\sand mix.

Bulk? No one has bulk sand\salt for sale in GR. No one has bulk salt for sale that I know of.

What equipment do you have to spread with?

Why wouldn't you hire it out?
 

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What is a "cooperative community"?

How many square feet?

Sand doesn't control ice.

Sand makes a mess.

There is no "brand" salt\sand mix.

Bulk? No one has bulk sand\salt for sale in GR. No one has bulk salt for sale that I know of.

What equipment do you have to spread with?

Why wouldn't you hire it out?
Socialism... you got it?
 

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Hey, all. I'm from a cooperative community in Grand Rapids, MI and I've been asked to find the best way to control ice this winter. We have an asphalt-paved parking lot, and I think the driveway and sidewalk are concrete. Would salt/sand work? What ratio? What brand(s)? Where could we buy it, probably in bulk? Thanks so much.
What experience do you have to start this venture. Sand is a pain, will need to be cleaned up in the spring. You have any equipment? Who is doing the snow removal?
 

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Too bad you didn't post once and disappear.
What puzzles me is that bad attitude and confrontational attitude hasn’t gotten you banned from ********. Then again the place allows openly racist comments about Latin immigrants... openly sexist comments about women and overt threats of violence towards people on the left. So, a guess your role is court jester.
 

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What puzzles me is that bad attitude and confrontational attitude hasn’t gotten you banned from ********. Then again the place allows openly racist comments about Latin immigrants... openly sexist comments about women and overt threats of violence towards people on the left. So, a guess your role is court jester.
If you say so...
 

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I'm the top postererererer here...why not?

We all know why you are...
What does your post count have to do with anything? I question why you are here since the only really active poster is me. And we all know you don’t like me. So, it makes little sense to come here and post if the only real poster here is someone you don’t like.

Yep, I got banned... but they question is why when so many have posted sexist, racist and violent comments about immigrants? Why was my statement so easily misconstrued as being a threat? I still have never gotten a good answer to that question.
 

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What does your post count have to do with anything? I question why you are here since the only really active poster is me. And we all know you don’t like me. So, it makes little sense to come here and post if the only real poster here is someone you don’t like.

Yep, I got banned... but they question is why when so many have posted sexist, racist and violent comments about immigrants? Why was my statement so easily misconstrued as being a threat? I still have never gotten a good answer to that question.
It has everything to do with everything...I thought you knew that???

You are the only one active?

I don't???

If you say so...

I missed all those.

Maybe because it wasn't your first...I don't even know what you said that got you banned. But it could be just because you're disturbing.
 

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It has everything to do with everything...I thought you knew that???

You are the only one active?

I don't???

If you say so...

I missed all those.

Maybe because it wasn't your first...I don't even know what you said that got you banned. But it could be just because you're disturbing.
Only in your world view your post means anything at... I am disturbing—gee, that is interesting.
 

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Perhaps regular table salt would do. There is no specific brand! You can use daily household item to remove snow. Make sure to follow the standard ratio. One cup of salt could melt 20 square feet of ice. So if you are deicing a car screen make sure to use a quarter cup to avoid any damages.
 

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Perhaps regular table salt would do. There is no specific brand! You can use daily household item to remove snow. Make sure to follow the standard ratio. One cup of salt could melt 20 square feet of ice. So if you are deicing a car screen make sure to use a quarter cup to avoid any damages.
I don’t think Morton sells by the ton... not to mention the cost and corrosion effects of normal salt...
 
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