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Silt Barrier Made in the USA by GEI Works

Silt Control Barrier for Pile Driving

Question: I am looking for a silt barrier to use in the river while we work on setting up pilings. I am not sure which type I need. What are my options?

Answer: For pile driving in calm rivers or other shore lines the Type 2 Turbidity Curtain can be a good option. As a medium-level barrier, this unit has enough strength to handle slightly faster moving waters and more demanding sediment requirements.

Type 2 Silt Barrier Options

  • Available Styles
    • Heavy Duty: For long duration jobs, extended us or heavy-duty sediment requirements
    • Economy: Meets DOT requirements and designed for mild water applications
  • Maximum Conditions
    • 1 knot
    • 2 ft. waves
    • 30 mph winds
  • Permeable or Impermeable Skirts Available

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


Other Turbidity Curtain Options

type 3 turbidity barrierIf your will be working in especially rough river conditions you can also consider using the Type 3 Turbidity Curtain. This barrier offers more strength and is designed to handle fast moving waters or areas with a lot of wind and waves.

Type 3 Turbidity Curtain: The type 3 silt curtain is the strongest silt control barrier offered. It is designed for jobs in fast moving waters, jobs that require a lot of sediment control, or jobs with long-lasting projects. You can find this type of barrier in locations such as:

  • Fast Flowing Rivers
  • Intercoastal Waterways
  • Fast Moving Bays and Harbors

turbidity barrierType 1 Turbidity Curtain: The type 1 barrier is designed for calm water applications. It is typically used in areas such as:

  • Canals
  • Ponds and Lakes
  • Inner Harbors
  • Swales
  • Roadside Jobs

To determine the right barrier for you we generally ask customers to consider the following:

  • Duration of the Project
  • Wave Height
  • Water Velocity
  • Wind
  • Type of Sediment you need to Contain

For further assistance please don't hesitate to give us a call. We are more than happy to work through your project requirements to find the best solution for your silt control needs.

Take a look at all the products and uses at the Silt Barriers Site Map.

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