Silt Screens for Construction Jobs
Type 3 DOT Floating Silt Screens
Type 3 DOT Floating Silt Screens are manufactured from a blend of permeable and impermeable fabric, designed to contain silt while still allowing water to steadily flow through the barrier. Perfect for areas with increased silt buildup, long term projects or high flows, these floating silt screens work to keep sites in compliance. Type 3 DOT Silt Screen Curtains are available in standard section lengths of either 50 or 100 ft. with a standard depth of 5 ft. For areas with increased depths, silt curtains are also commonly built with depths ranging anywhere from 3' to 100'.
Type 3 Silt Barrier - Standard Specifications
|Product||Type 3 DOT|
|PDF Documents||Product Flyer (pdf)
6" Float (≤ 10')
|Fabric||18 oz. Impermeable PVC w/ 6 oz. Monofilament Fabric|
Universal Slide Bulk Connectors
|Bottom Connectors||Bottom Corner Stress Plates|
Chain/ Low Tension Cable
|Heavy 5/16" Steel
|Tension Cables||Dual 5/16" Galvanized
|Standard Length||50' or 100'|
|Depth||3' to 100'|
Note for ALL Salt Water Areas:
Any time you are implementing a floating silt barrier in salt water oceans or lakes, it is recommended that your barrier features Stainless Steel Cables and Zinc Anode Components. These components offer a higher resistance to corrosion, which is common with extended salt water use. If you are working on a short term project, standard galvanized components will work in salt water areas for a period up to 12 months.
Additional Type 3 Models
For short term control in moving water areas, Type 2 silt curtains are available in a contractor and DOT grade model. These turbidity curtains feature an impermeable 13 oz. or 18 oz. fabric for effective containment around your job or construction site.
Additional Products for Anchoring and Installation
|Silt Barrier Accessories (PDF) - Protect your floating barriers!|
|Anchor Kits:||Anchor, Painter Rope, Buoy|
|Tow Bridle:||Helps Distribute Weight during Towing|
|Reefing Lines:||Adjust the Bottom Curtain|
|Tidal Compensator:||Self-Adjust Booms in Tidal Areas|
Permeable Silt Curtains
- Type 1 Barrier: All Geo Curtain are designed for use in calm water areas such as ditches, streams and other low flow areas.
- Type 2 Barriers: Used for Remediation Projects, Long-Term Turbidity Control, New Infrastructure Site Control, and Multiple Deployments
For further information on any of these silt screens/barriers please give us a call to discuss your application requirements. We are more than happy to built turbidity barriers that can meet your specific site requirements or conditions.