Types of Turbidity Curtain by GEI Works
FAQ: What are the different types of turbidity curtain?
Question: I am looking at your different types of turbidity curtain and I think I will be needing the Type 3. What is the difference between the heavy duty Type 3 turbidity curtain and the medium duty version?
Answer: Good afternoon! Thank you for contact us! That is an excellent question. The main difference between our types of Type 3 Barriers is in regards to the thickness of the material used. The heavy-duty turbidity curtain uses a twenty-two (22) ounce material, while the standard version only uses eighteen (18) ounces. Additionally, the 18 oz. DOT version uses a permeable filter skirt while the heavy-duty version uses solid PVC.
Choosing which version is best for you can depend a lot on your water conditions, budget, and surrounding features. The list below shows typical things you want to take into consideration when determining which silt barrier to use:
- Speed/Velocity of the Water in your Area
- Height & Frequency of Waves
- Wind Conditions (such as how fast wind is blowing, how often, direction)
- How Long your Project will Last
- Site Conditions (including soil type, surrounding factors, marine life, etc.)
If you need any help or additional clarification regarding these factors, please give us a call! Our team is always committed to helping you find the perfect solution for your area.
Standard barriers come in sections that are fifty (50) to one hundred (100) feet long and the depth of skirts range anywhere from three (3) feet to one hundred (100) feet. This allows you to combine different sections or sizes to meet the right length and/or depth for you area.