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Turbidity Curtain Anchoring

How to Anchor a Type 2 Curtain

We are wanting to anchor a type 2 turbidity curtain and were wondering, is there a typical way to anchor this barrier, possibly at the top eyebolt? If not, where would we need to anchor the turbidity curtain?

Anchor Procedure

anchoring systemsA: Anchoring is a common requirement for any Type 2 or Type 3 Moving Water Silt Curtain. Designed to stabilize the barrier into position, these products provide a reliable way to contain silt and prevent the spread of materials around your location.

Since curtains are not designed to touch the bottom floor of a location, anchoring procedure will involves anchoring from an adjacent buoy to the anchor point on the curtain. To achieve this process, each kit will include the following:

  • Anchor
  • Buoy
  • Painter Rope
  • Chain

This provides your site with all the necessary equipment for anchoring and securing a barrier into position.

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Anchor Positioning and Layout

The typical anchoring process used for these barriers is a system that involves attaching the bottom chain of a curtain to various anchoring points. The standard installation will involve the following:

  1. Attached the Painter Rope from the Buoy to the Barrier
  2. Move the Buoy Slightly Away from the Barrier
  3. Lower the Anchor into the Water
  4. Optional: If a trip line is being used, lower the anchor with the line attached so it will remain in place.

This type of anchoring allows for curtains to be kept in place without any additional strain being placed on this barrier. For more information on turbidity curtain anchoring, please view the image below:

anchoring system


There are anchor systems available for a each of our turbidity curtains. Anchor kits have been used with any of the following:

Turbidity Curtain Anchoring will typically be either every 50 feet or every 100 feet. Spacing of 50 feet is generally used for non-tidal conditions with 10-15 feet of depth or tidal water conditions. Non-tidal conditions without this depth can be every 100 feet.

If you have questions about products, give us a call at (+1) 772-646-0597 or request a price quote.