Silt Curtains for Construction
Floating Turbidity Barriers to Contain Job Site Runoff
Question: I am looking for silt curtains for construction jobs. I believe that I require a type 1 barrier, as my location has very limited water movement. Is there a good way to determine the depth I would require?
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! The Type 1 Floating Silt Barrier is intended for water locations that have no water velocity such as small lakes or ponds. Constructed from durable materials, these barriers are often placed in still water locations to help contain turbidity or silt that can occur during a construction process.
Determining the required depth for your location is typically done through measurement of the depth of your water area. Barriers are designed to handle the stress of your silt containment by sitting approximately one foot from the floor of your area.
Type 1 Floating Silt Barrier Features
- Economy or Heavy-Duty Barrier Option
- Marine Grade Flotation
- Typical Fabric: Reinforced Impermeable PVC
- Section Connectors: Bolt Rope Reinforced Grommet Section Ties
- Bottom Chain
- Standard Lengths: 50 or 100 feet (50' or 100')
- Standard Depths: 3 to 100 feet
Floating Silt Barrier Considerations
Type 1 Silt Curtains is an extremely common choice for collection of disturbed soil in construction areas around small ponds or other still water areas. These barriers are typically designed with an impermeable fabric that helps to contain silt and turbidity to your specific area.
Similar to the other barrier options, these units contain a flotation device that is placed in the top of the barrier to prevent surface level particles from spreading. Barriers are then equipped with a steel chain located in the bottom of the barrier that helps to lower the curtain and create a reliable containment.
When determining the type of curtain that would best match your site location, there are several different factors that should be taken into consideration. The following is a general guide that can help to determine those factors:
- Water Velocity
- Wind Speed
- Waves (are there waves? how high are they? how frequent are they?)
- Duration of Project
- Type of Project
- Type of Product being Contained
Additional Silt Curtains for Construction
In addition to the Type 1 Barrier we also offer several additional turbidity curtains for control in more demanding locations such as great lakes, rivers, dredging projects and more.