Silt Barrier Anchors
FAQ: How Far From Shore Should Silt Barriers Be Anchored?
Question: Hello. I need some silt barrier anchors. I am trying to get a Type 2 barrier and I need to know information on what anchors you might have available, as well as other installation materials. I am looking for a danforth anchor, do you have those? Also, how far from the shore should I anchor it?
Answer: In terms of accessories for the containment booms and barriers we do offer several options including a variety of anchoring systems, ropes and buoys. Depending on your preference and/or requirements, different systems may work better in different areas.
Anchoring Options for Floating Silt Barrier
The full variety of anchoring options can be found on the Anchor page, but typically these will include:
- Danforth Anchors (24 lbs. and 40 lbs.)
- Galvanized Chains
- Polypropylene Rope
- Polyethylene Buoys
The picture below shows a typical installation of a buoy, anchor, and anchoring line. Silt barrier anchors should be placed at various points along the barrier. These anchors will be directly attached to a buoy, which is then attached to the silt barrier.
Anchoring frequency will vary depending on your water conditions and the depth of your barrier.
In terms of distance from the shore, this will vary depending on your location and what you are trying to contain. Barriers may be deployed directly across a water location, along a shore, at an intake, or around a specific dredging or construction area. The specific anchoring for your project will need to be decided based on your water conditions.
Additional Marine Accessories
In addition to anchoring systems, we also offer a tow bridles, tidal compensators, buoys, marker lights, and reefing lines. Browse all our Marine Accessories.
The tidal compensator is a unique product designed specifically for adjusting tides. The accessory is often attached directly to a boom or barrier and a matching post or piling. This allows the barrier to adjust up and down with changing water levels and tides. We have both standard (pictured right) and heavy duty models available.
Silt Barrier Options
Most accessories are designed for use with the Type 2 or Type 3 Silt Barrier. This is due to the fact that these barriers are specifically used in moving water conditions. Since a Type 1 Barrier would only operate in calm waters, anchoring devices are usually not needed to keep the barrier in place. View all our Turbidity Barrier Options.