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
Other Turbidity Curtain Options
If 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
- Ponds and Lakes
- Inner Harbors
- 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
- 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.