ICE BITE S AND OTHER BRINES
There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to how much brine to apply. The main factors in determining how much to apply are: pavement temperature and the projected forecast. You will need to adjust application rates based on these factors, just as you would with traditional rock salt.
Here are some good starting points:
- -For Anti-Icing(pretreat) – 25 gallons per lane mile
- -for De-Icing(post treat) – 40-50 gallons per lane mile
- -Note: 1 lane mile = 1.4 acres. If dealing with acres, the numbers become 35 gallons/acre for pretreat and 55-70 gallons/acre for post treat
The recommended rate for Natural Melt-SM is 45 gallons per lane mile for pretreating and 50 gallons per lane mile for post treating.
Since you will probably not be using Natural Melt-SM for large areas, we recommend wetting the desired area with a sprayer until puddles first start to form for pretreating. For post treating, spray the Natural Melt-SM directly onto the snow/ice at a slightly higher rate than you did for pretreating. You can apply Natural Melt-SM using something as simple as a pump sprayer used for fertilizers or equipment specifically designed to apply brine.
Apply 5-6 gallons of Ice-Bite per ton of salt.