Sand is NOT Salt

Posted: Apr 03, 2018

Sand is a lousy traction agent.  Unfortunately, some areas of the country still find contractors using sand as the preferred method of dealing with slippery conditions.  The few in-depth studies done on the use of sand do not indicate this practice is valuable.

If one applies “substantial amounts of sand” to a paved surface, then it must be cleaned up eventually.  The expense associated with such cleanup (pavement, grass, catch basins and even storm sewer systems) can be exorbitant – thus negating the perceived savings of using a very cheap substance (sand).

And yet – some snow contractors still have been able to convince customers sand is a viable alternative to salt; Sand is NOT salt.

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