Silt Curtain Installation Steps
FAQ: What Are the Steps to Install a Silt Curtain?
Question: Can you walk me through the steps to install a silt curtain? I have volunteers working with this for the first time and would like to be as specific and helpful as possible to assure it is effectively deployed. Thank you.
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! We'd be happy to walk you through your Silt Curtain Installation. Keep in mind that the following is a recommendation. Each site is unique and may require a different deployment options. This is not a comprehensive guide.
The attachment of silt curtain sections involves a 3 Step Procedure. Each section of the barrier is bundled separately when shipped from the factory. The bundles are secured with vinyl straps and either placed on pallets, boxed, or loaded directly on to a commercial truck or container. The skirt of the silt curtain is reefed or furled to the flotation with light twine. Try to find an adequate space for the silt curtains to untie or cut the vinyl bundle straps.
Step 1: Attach the bottom chain of the silt curtain via shackle or snap hook for section one to the bottom chain or ring of section 2.
Step 2: Slide together the aluminum extrusion end connectors of your type 2 or 3 turbidity curtain. Insert the toggle pin. (Skip this step for type 1 silt curtains).
Step 3: Use the rope ties or heavy duty zip ties to tie one grommet eye of one silt curtain section to the aligned eye of the mating section. Repeat for entire skirt depth.
For your volunteers, feel free to reference our Turbidity Barrier Installation Picture Gallery. Having a visual for someone unfamiliar with the concept may greatly assist them. You can also print out our Turbidity Curtain Installation Guide on for on-site guidance.