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Sand / Salt Storage

GeoffDiamond

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Maine
Right now i am buying sand/ salt mix for 16 dollars a yard, from a local supplier. We have a key to his loader, so loading the trucks isn't a problem. Only this summer i plan to renovate the yard. I want to add a salt/sand building. For those of you that store your own sand and salt, how do ya store it?<p>Geoff
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
Better check with DEP first, here a few years back the town had to shell out big bux since the salt pile wasnt covered and leached into a farmers stock pond and spoiled it, now it has to be covered shed with retention basin nearby. Its been several years since Ive seen open piles but Im not too sure of the min requirements.<p>Bill
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
We use on of our shop bays for salt storage. It's block wall on both sides and the dump trailer can get inside somewhat to dump. We Bobcat the rest on in. Always dry.<br>
 

snowblade

LawnSite Member
The Salt Institute has a small packet on salt storage called &quot;The Salt Storage Handbook.&quot; Their website is:http://www.saltinstitute.org, they have a lot of info about salt storage,use,etc. Anyways, most guys in my area have storage bins made out of big concrete blocks. They put tarps over the piles. Some guys have a small cover-it garage over the pile. <p>Justin
 


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