Turbidity Curtains for Calm Water Areas

The Triton Type 1 Silt Barrier is specifically designed to contain sediment effectively in calm water areas such as swales, ditches, canals, small ponds, lakes, and harbors. GEI Works’ Type 1 Turbidity Barriers are made in the USA and available at a low cost. Short-term temporary barriers and long term models are available. These silt barriers surround projects to increase settling times and prevent the spreading of materials.

Questions about turbidity control in calm water? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Choosing a Triton Type 1 Silt Barrier Model

Choosing the right type 1 turbidity barrier model for your location is dependent on your location and the type of conditions placed on the curtain. The chart below explains some of the most common uses for each of our type 1 turbidity curtain models.

All curtains have an 8″ Float Option, Stainless Steel Components, Alternative Fabrics, Additional Fittings, and Zinc Anode Additions are available for extended use.

Type 1 Silt Barrier Uses and Applications

Calm waters with short term requirements and low silt levels. (Features a 4″ float).

Perfect for areas with calm water and short term requirements. (Features a 6″ or 8″ float)

DOT projects, calm water areas, or longer term silt control projects.

Silt Curtain Applications

  • Marine Construction Sites
  • DOT Road Repair
  • Small Pond or Lake Work Activities
  • Marinas or Harbors
  • Calm Water Silt and Turbidity Control
  • Silt Screens for Small Construction Areas

Type 1 Turbidity Curtain Accessories

Anchor Kits: Anchoring is important to your project’s success. Without proper anchoring, your Type 1 Silt Barrier will fail.

Tow Bridles: Tow Bridles help distribute weight and prevent damage during deployment and adjustment.

View our Ground Anchor Installation and Silt Curtain Anchoring Instructions.

Alternative Silt Barrier Models

Permeable Type 1 Silt Curtains are also available for areas that required constant filtration of silt and sediment. Geo curtains (shown right) are made entirely of 8 oz. nonwoven fabric and are almost always used in short term applications.

Silt Barrier Advantages

  • Economical Silt Control
  • Easy to Connect and Install
  • Helps Keep Sites in Compliance
  • Often in Stock
  • Effective Control in Shallow or Slow Moving Areas

Load Carrying Components

Since Type 1 turbidity curtain models are designed specifically for calm water areas, the load carrying components for the curtain will typically be the base fabric (13 oz. or 18 oz. PVC) and the bottom ballast chain (3/16″). If you are dealing with an area that has currents, waves, tides, or flows, please check out our Moving Water Type 2 Turbidity Barriers, and Fast Water Type 3 Silt Curtains.

Other Turbidity Control Options

Other Turbidity Barriers

  • Turbidity Curtains – Frequently Asked Questions
  • Staked Silt Barrier
  • Dredging Barrier
  • Silt Curtain Variety
  • Color Options
  • Turbidity Curtain Maintenance
  • Turbidity Curtain Applications

Other Filtering Devices

  • Dewatering Bags

See what the EPA says about staying in compliance with water discharge.

Questions about type 1 turbidity curtain? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.