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Turbidity Curtain Variety

Turbidity and Silt Curtains

The Turbidity Curtain is an economical option for locations where silt and turbidity control is required. Used to control floating materials in calm water, moving water and fast water areas, the curtains are one of the most economical ways to keep sediment under control for the duration of your project. In order to accommodate different water conditions, these barriers are made in three standard models: Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 Turbidity Curtains.

Standard Turbidity Curtain Models

Type 1 Models Type 2 Models Type 3 Models
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Type 1 Economy Curtain
Type 2 Contractor/ DOT Curtain
Type 3 DOT
Silt Curtain

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Type 1 DOT Curtains Type 2 HD Curtains Type 3 HD Curtains

Specialty Silt Curtains

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Piling Protection
Barrier
Containment Mat
(Bridge/Dam Repair)
Piling Extraction
Barrier
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Barge Turbidity Curtain    

Land Silt and Erosion Control Barriers

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Silt Fence
Staked Silt Barrier
Wire Back Silt Fence
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Orange Safety Fencing    

 

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Silt Conditions & Factors to Consider

Any time you are looking to use one of our silt control curtains, we typically urge customers to take the following factors into consideration prior to choosing their silt curtain style:


  • Water Conditions:
    • Water Velocity: How fast is the water moving?
    • Waves: Are there waves? How high/often do they occur?
    • Tides: Are there tides?

  • Site Conditions:
    • Particles: What type of silt, turbidity or sediment are you trying to contain? Is it contaminated?
    • Project: What type of project is this barrier for? How long will the project last?
    • Wind: Is there wind? What is the speed and/or direction?

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Choosing the Right Turbidity Curtain

silt curtainRegardless of model, the most common floating silt curtain design involves the use of a top flotation, impermeable skirt and bottom ballast chain. When the barrier needs to accommodate waves or currents, a tension cable will be added to the top section of the curtain. This is used to control the spread of materials and is most commonly found on the Type 2 and Type 3 models.

Choosing the right model for your location is dependant on several different factors including project type and duration. In general, turbidity curtains are typically classified in either Contractor or Project/HD models.

Contractor Curtains

Contractor/DOT Curtains are most commonly used for construction, DOT and short term projects. Models include:

  • Type 1 Contractor
  • Type 1 Economy
  • Type 1 DOT
  • Type 2 Contractor
  • Type 2 DOT
  • Type 3 DOT

Project Curtains

For longer term projects, Granite Environmental offers several heavy duty curtains that can withstand extended use, heavy loads and higher flows. Models include:

  • Type 2 Heavy Duty
  • Type 2 Heady Duty Permeable
  • Type 3 Heavy Duty
  • Type 3 Heavy Duty Permeable

For more information, check out the Silt Curtain Comparison Guide.


Estimate Request Please feel free to call us at any time at (+1) 772-646-0597 , toll free at (888) 703-9889 or request an estimate.


Specialty Silt Curtains

Specialty Silt Curtains are target specific curtains designed to accommodate specific control needs during dredging, bridge work, marine construction, or dock maintenance. Standard models include options to accommodate piling extraction, barge dredging, and marine control work. For more information, please check out the following pages:


Please do not hesitate to give our team a call at 772-646-0597 or toll free at 888-703-9889 to discuss your project requirements.

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