Silt Barrier for Runoff
USA-Made Sediment Runoff Barrier
Question: I need a type 1 silt barrier for runoff. We have a channel that contains slow running water. It is about 25 ft wide and the water that is running through it comes from a golf club. The runoff has too much fertilizer in it, so we need a silt barrier to help control the area. The depth of the channel is around 3-4 feet. How can I know what depth my curtain should be?
Answer: Thank you for contacting GEI Works! In order to control runoff in your location, we recommend the Type 1 Silt Barrier to sit approximately one foot (1') from the floor of your water area. This will provide enough space to allow for silt and other particles to settle. Our quality floating silt barriers are USA-Made. For more information, check out our Triton Type 1 Silt Barrier page.
To clarify, a silt barrier contains turbid water and allows the particles time to sette. Turbidity barriers increase settling times for particles, which helps to lower TSS levels on your site and prevents the spread of silt. If this fertilizer is soluble in water, you should consider treating the water directly.
Triton Type 1 Silt Barrier Specifications
Typical Type 1 Silt Barrier Design:
- Fabric is 18 oz Vinyl for Standard D.O.T.
- Barrier is High Visibility Safety Yellow
- Flotation size is normally 6” Marine quality and is dependent on skirt depth.
- Load carrying components are the base fabric (325x300 lbs tensile ASTM) and 3/16” Steel Chain galvanized coated. (3,000 lb. Break Strength).
- The skirt is ballasted to hang vertical in the water by a minimum 3/16” Chain weighing 0.41 lbs per foot.
- Sections easily connect via overlapped reinforced grommets and chains are shackled to each other.
- Section ends are dual seamed, with bolt-rope reinforcement of a minimum of 1/4" inch rope.
Type 1 Curtains are available in section lengths of either 50 or 100 feet which can then be connected together to reach longer lengths. As always, you call us at 1-772-646-0597.
For more information on the floating silt barriers we offer, view all our Silt Curtains.
If you have questions about what kind of silt barrier you need, see our Turbidity Curtain Selection Guide, or if you have more questions about floating turbidity curtains, read our Turbidity Curtain Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).