Staked Silt Control Barrier
The Staked Silt Barrier is one of the strongest, most reliable options for controlling silt from stormwater runoff and sheet flow. Designed as a higher strength silt fencing option, these barriers help to redirect water flows to collection ponds or other runoff locations. Staked barriers are often used in areas with significant runoff or water flows.
When compared to the standard staked silt fence, the staked barrier will feature an impermeable fabric rather than permeable woven fabric. This means that rather than allowing water to filter through the fence, this barrier will contain water and allow it to flow to needed areas. Barriers are often used in water that is shallower than thirty inches (30"), such as along road sides, and in ditches, canals, shallow ponds or lakes.
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|Product||Staked Silt Barrier|
|Fabric||18 oz Reinforced Impermeable PVC Fabric|
|Section & Stake Connections||50 Nylon Ties Supplied with a 100 ft. Roll|
|Standard Length||100 ft. (1,500 ft. per pallet)|
|Load Carrying Components||350 lbs. tensile fabric and stakes|
|Alternate Fasteners||Wire, Hog Rings, Staples|
|**Stakes Sold Separately|
Staked Silt Fence & BMP Products
The staked silt barrier is an excellent choice for use as BMPs (Best Management Practices)along road side ditches, shallow marshes and lakes where a floating turbidity curtain, floating silt barrier or traditional silt fence would not work well.
These barriers are built from a robust impermeable fabric material that can effectively contain and control water. In addition to this staked material, we also offer several more standard silt fencing options including a standard silt fence, wire back fence, and orange safety barrier. For more information, check out the Silt Fence Page.
Silt Fence vs. Staked Barrier
When comparing fencing products, one of the most common questions involves comparing the Standard Staked Silt Fence and the Staked Silt Barrier. Some differences and similarities can be found below:
|Product||Staked Silt Fence||Staked Silt Barrier|
|Material||Impermeable 18 oz. PVC||Woven Filter Fabric:
50 gram, 70 gram or 100 gram
|Design||Stakes Offered Separately||Stakes Offered Separately or Pre-Attached to the Fencing|
|Use||Does not allow water through the fabric||Filters sediment-laced water as it flows off the site|
|Typical Sizing||100 ft. Sections||100 ft. or 300 ft. Sections sold by the pallet|
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Typical Staked Barrier Installation
Typical installation procedure for the staked barrier is as follows:
- Dig an 8 inch deep trench along the desired flow control path, placing fill on up slope side of trench.
- On down slope side of trench install 1"x1" wooden stakes (re-bar of similar) on 6' centers maximum. These are to protrude 36" above the gradient.
- Unroll the Silt barrier and fasten to stakes with ties - 36 inches attached to stakes and 8 inches in trench (HEMMED EDGE IS TOP).
- Once entire run is in place and desired flow diversion path is in place then back-fill the 8 inch trench trapping the bottom 8 inches of the silt barrier, effectively creating a runoff seal.
This system works best on gentle to moderately sloped sites with porous soil. Barriers can be used in water depths less than 30" and no flow. In place of back-fill use sand bags to create bottom seal.
For additional erosion and sediment control around your site, please feel free to check out some of our other Erosion and Sediment Control Products including geotubes, construction BMP around drains, and wattles.