Floating Silt Fence Barrier

Type 1 Floating Silt Curtains (Contractor & Economy)

type 3 turbidity curtain Type 1 Floating Silt Curtain (also known as floating silt fence) is a low-cost calm water sediment barrier. It is designed for use in shallow ponds, ditches, canals, lakes and streams. Triton Type 1 floating silt curtains provide reliable sediment control for sensitive areas, help sites stay in compliance, and are available in Contractor and Economy models. Great for construction projects and job sites, turbidity barriers can be quickly installed, feature 13 oz. PVC and grommets along the depth of the skirt for easy connection and installation.

We have type 1 Contractor and Economy Silt Barriers in stock and ready to ship! Call 1-772-646-0597 or submit a form for questions.

Type 1 Floating Silt Fence Typical Specifications

Type 1 Contractor
Type 1 Economy
PDFs: Flyers
& Drawings

4" Float

6" Float (<10' D)
8" Float (11'-20' D)

13 oz. Impermeable PVC Fabric
13 oz. Impermeable PVC Fabric
Section Connectors
Grommet Connectors
Grommet Connectors
Bottom Chain
3/16" Heavy Ballast Chain
3/16" Heavy Ballast Chain
Standard Length
25', 50', or 100'
50' or 100'
3' to 10'
3' to 20'

Questions? We can help. Call us: 1-772-646-0597 or contact us to discuss your project.

Additional Type 1 Silt Barrier Models:

floating silt fenceFor certain locations a more robust silt barrier design is required in order to effectively keep silt contained. For these areas DOT floating silt fences (18 oz. PVC) are also available. For more demanding water areas a Type 2 or Type 3 curtain might be required. GEI Works can manufacture turbidity curtains to meet the specific needs of your project.

Type 1 Contractor Curtain Applications:

  • Swales
  • Small Ponds
  • Calm Lakes
  • Low Flowing Canals

Additional Products for Anchoring & Installation:

Floating Silt Fence Accessories (PDF) - Protect your floating turbidity barriers!
Anchor Kits: Anchor, Painter Rope, Buoy, Chain
Tow Bridle: Helps Distribute Load during Towing
Reefing Lines: Adjust the Depth of the Bottom Curtain
Tidal Compensator: Self-Adjust the Boom as Water Levels Change with Tides

Moving Water Curtains

type 3 turbidity curtainFor areas with currents, waves, tides or wind, moving water silt curtains are a higher strength option. Made with added tension cables, bottom chains, and heavy duty PVC, these turbidity barriers are able to maintain silt control against several moving elements.

Models include:

How to Choose the Right Floating Silt Fence?

In order to choose the right barrier for your application, please take the following information into consideration:

  • Water Velocity
  • Height of Waves
  • Site Conditions
  • Type of Sediment to Contain
  • Length of the Project
  • Wind Speed and Direction

open water silt curtainWhile silt barriers come in standard sizes and lengths, they are also extremely adaptable. Curtains have been made with depths as short as three feet (3') and as long as one hundred feet (100').

Alternate types of turbidity curtains:

GEI Works, formerly Granite Environmental, is committed to finding the right solution for your project. We work with customers to find the best silt curtain model for any location. We work closely with contractors, engineers, owners, regulators and citizen groups to provide comprehensive and state of the art erosion prevention and turbidity control solutions.

For assistance, please call our customer service team at 1-772-646-0597 or contact us.