Type 1 Turbidity Barrier for Sale

Calm-Water Floating Barriers for Site-Compliance

type 3 turbidity curtainAvailable in a variety of low-cost options and made in the USA, Triton Type 1 Turbidity Barrier is the BMP solution for sediment control and compliance in calm water construction projects. When installed and anchored properly in calm water, type 1 floating turbidity barrier surrounds exposed areas and contains disturbed water until the sediment settles. This helps in keeping construction sites in compliance with Federal and State Clean Water Regulations.

Select the type of floating turbidity barrier needed based on the project's jobsite conditions. Type 1 is designed to be an effective calm water turbidity barrier. For job sites with a current or more demanding environmental conditions, consider Type 2 or Type 3 Turbidity Barrier to maintain jobsite compliance. Please also see the Turbidity Barrier Selection Guide for assistance in selecting the right floating barrier for your construction project.

Triton Type 1 Turbidity Barrier Options For Calm Water Sediment Containment


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How Type 1 Floating Turbidity Barrier Works:

floating silt fenceDuring a construction project, disturbed silt and other materials often become suspended in the surrounding water, significantly impacting the health of the watershed and its wildlife. Triton Type 1 Floating Turbidity Barrier is designed to control the dispersion of sediment laden water in calm areas, allowing time for the suspended sediment particles to settle to the bottom. This is key to helping construction sites stay in compliance with Federal and State Clean Water Regulations, as it creates a confinement zone for the disturbed water. Please see: Triton Turbidity Barrier Installation Guide (pdf).

Contractor Type 1 Turbidity Barrier:

Type 1 Contractor Turbidity Barrier is our basic non-permeable curtain, constructed using 4 inch floats. It's designed for use in calm, shallow water with short term requirements and low silt levels.

Economy Type 1 Turbidity Barrier:

Type 1 Economy Turbidity Barrier is a non-permeable curtain utilizing your choice of 6 or 8 inch floats, for use in calm waters with short term requirements and low silt levels.

DOT Type 1 Turbidity Barrier:

Type 1 DOT Turbidity Barrier is a non-permeable curtain designed to meet or exceed state DOT requirements for calm water silt and turbidity control.

Geo Curtain Type 1 Turbidity Barrier:

Type 1 Geo Curtain is also known as Floating Silt Screen. It is an all-permeable curtain that provides both containment and filtration in calm water sites.

Generally speaking, Type 1 Turbidity Barriers are designed for use in calm water areas with no current, such as ponds, lakes, and harbors. This includes Type 1 DOT Turbidity Barrier, as well as Contractor, Economy, and Geo-Curtain Grades. Type 2 is usually recommended for job sites with waves under 2' and currents under 1 knot. Type 3 is recommended for sites with currents under 1.5 knots and waves less than 2'. Each style has specific guidelines for when its use is considered a best management practice (bmp).

Floating Turbidity Barrier Skirt Depth

Gauging the right skirt depth for a turbidity barrier is also important to the project's success. Even in calm water, turbidity barrier with a skirt that's too short will allow suspended sediment to escape the containment area from beneath the curtain. On the other hand, a skirt that's too long can become trapped against the bottom, causing it to tear or even pull the top-floating edge of the curtain underwater. This allows floating sediment to escape either through the tear or over the top of the curtain. For accessories that can help with installation and use of floating turbidity barrier, please also see: Turbidity Barrier Accessories.

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