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About Dave Budd

Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. Serving Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Retired Michigan DOT, October 2010 after 32 years experience in Maintenance/Operations. Specializing in winter operations and liquid de-icers and anti-icers.
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4 Responses to Check Back Real Soon!

  1. Matt Pratt says:

    Can you explain to me what experience you have had mixing Sand, Salt, Dow Flake, and Boost? I remember you saying at our WOW meeting but can not remember if it was a good or bad thing….


    • Dave Budd says:

      Good Morning Matt,
      There is no need to mix Dow Flake in the sand pile to keep it from freezing. 50-100 pounds of salt per cubic yard is all that is needed. The problem becomes when you need to use the sand in really cold tempretures and try to add BOOST w/32% CaCl2, the chloride content becomes 35 – 38% or more. At those percentages it can freeze at 40+ degrees, crystalizing and making the pavement icier then when you started. In the would of chlorides and liquid deicers. More is not always better. If you do have a cold snap add the BOOST or liquids to it then. The other thing is that in the spring or summer when you try to use the sand for mortar or cement, it will be hard o work with because it will cure to fast and no one will remember why.

  2. Michael Booth says:

    Hey Dave how are you? We met at the Oxy lodge this years conference. I was wondering how I could get a hold of you to talk? I may have something you might be interested in.

    Thanks Dave and Happy Holidays!!

    • Dave Budd says:

      Hi Michael, I am doing great. I hope you are as well. I will email you with contact info.

      I look forward to talking to you. Happy Holidays!

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