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Silt fence installation machines may make the process of installing silt fence easier. The machines “slice” the fabric into the ground, then posts and lath are manually installed

Putting the Brakes on Silt – Part 3

Putting the Brakes on Silt – Part 3

Higgs often uses different types of silt fence in his work. He obtains it from  GETSco, which manufactures a full line of DOT and non-DOT silt fence with custom printing. The company also carries SiltShield.

“It’s an ‘everything at once’ type of situation,” Higgs says of his work. “It’s very seasonal.

Ground Control

Ground Control

In every construction project, the dirt is the “X factor,” and companies that construct buildings can build several of the same kind of structures, notes Mike Christofferson. “But every place you build is going to be a little bit different as far as layout and what’s around it,” says Christofferson,

Silt Fence and Wattles Stay the Course

Silt Fence and Wattles Stay the Course

Classic performers in any field remain popular because they serve a purpose and they execute it well. Take, for example, sediment control. While many materials used for this objective on project sites around the globe have become more environmentally sensitive and more effective regarding their intended purpose in recent years,

Silt Fence and Wattles Stay the Course – Part 2

Silt Fence and Wattles Stay the Course – Part 2

Replacing a Water Main
Another site that combines a variety of techniques, including silt fencing and wattles, is an ongoing water main instillation project at Fort Belvoir military base in Virginia.

Work at the 80,000-acre site began in 2010, stopped briefly, and resumed in August 2011. Sediment control at the site where

Custom Site Challenges, Custom Solutions

Custom Site Challenges, Custom Solutions

Jeff Herndon, co-owner of Herndon Inc. in Lugoff, SC, knows that hilly terrain can mean that a relatively high volume of sediment collects in sedimentation barriers in a short time, necessitating short intervals between removals of sediment buildup. Maintaining intact barriers is one thing; having to clean up after a

Custom Site Challenges, Custom Solutions

Custom Site Challenges, Custom Solutions

Jeff Herndon, co-owner of Herndon Inc. in Lugoff, SC, knows that hilly terrain can mean that a relatively high volume of sediment collects in sedimentation barriers in a short time, necessitating short intervals between removals of sediment buildup. Maintaining intact barriers is one thing; having to clean up after a

Putting the Brakes on Silt

Putting the Brakes on Silt

When it comes to versatility, erosion control contractors rely on silt fence and wattles-or other rolled or berm-shaped filtration products-as the workhorses of a job site. They are used as sediment barriers, as check dams to slow the flow of water and sediment (placed perpendicular to the downhill flow of

Staples of the Industry

Staples of the Industry

When it comes to choosing a silt fence or wattle to contain sediment and filter water for a construction project, cost is often a priority. Whether they’re made of natural fibers or geotextiles or a combination of both, some are less expensive up front; others cost more, but are more

Strategies for Sediment

Strategies for Sediment

Phase II of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), which has been in effect in most states since 2003, regulates construction-site discharges and is one of the driving forces for contractors and developers to put best management practices (BMPs) in place on their sites. BMPs such as silt fences, straw

Soil on the Move

Soil on the Move

Silt and sediment management devices may not be as impressive as retaining walls or as subtly beautiful as rain gardens, but they’re the first line of defense against soil that’s on the move. They range from simple wattles to trackout devices to sophisticated polymer treatment systems that reduce turbidity in

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