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If you work in construction and need to prevent site debris from exposed ground from damaging local bodies of water, a silt fence is the ideal solution. Made from durable, porous material, our range of silt fencing can fit your building needs.
What Is A Silt Fence?
Silt fences are made to retain the soil on disturbed or bare ground, trapping harmful silt in the mesh to prevent it from entering bodies of water such as oceans, lakes, streams, and rivers. They are installed on construction sites as an entrenched vertical entrapment fence, and act as a temporary barrier to reduce silt transport and protect land from significant environmental diffuse pollution.
How To Build A Silt Fence
The most crucial element of installing a silt fence is placement – without this, you may as well not be using it! Silt fencing needs to follow the contours of your building site, with at least 15cm of fence underground in an L shape to ensure no flow can pass underneath in stormwater.
Fencing must be placed so that no silt laden run off can run off around the edges, and curved at the edges to detain stormwater run off. Compaction prior to the installation of posts is highly recommended, as silt fence failure is often due to poor ground compaction.
Joints should be avoided – if joints must be included, only splice fabric together at a support pole.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Silt Fencing?
Silt fencing prevents sediment collected from construction sites in stormwater from running off into bodies of water, where debris may cause weather erosion to natural structures. Additionally, silt fences can prevent the clogging of storm drains on roads near disturbed or bare ground.
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Lotrak® Silt Fence is specifically designed as a temporary barrier to control the movement of soil during groundworks. A woven, porous, UV stable membrane, Lotrak® Silt Fence allows water to filter through, retaining and preventing sediment build-up in rivers, streams and drainage courses. Lotrak® Silt Fence can be part of a solution to help maintain land in satisfactory environmental condition as required by EU regulations, thus helping to avoid potential sanctions and limiting clear up costs.
As a woven, porous, UV stable geotextile membrane, Lotrak® Silt Fence allows water to pass through, retaining and preventing sediment build-up in rivers, streams and drainage courses. Lotrak® Silt Fence is easily installed with a specifically designed venting area and marker lines for optimum burial depth
- Excellent control of soil movement
- Flood prevention
- Easy installation
Installation & Maintenance
During earthworks in most construction projects, it can be difficult to protect land which is susceptible to erosion. These soil deposits not only increase the chance of flooding to the surrounding area, but also can seriously damage aquatic habitats. EU regulations demand land is kept in good agricultural and environmental condition and a breach can result in hefty fines, along with expensive clearing costs. Lotrak® Silt Fence is specifically designed as a temporary barrier to control the movement of soil during groundworks. A woven, porous, UV stable membrane, Lotrak® Silt Fence allows water to filter through, retaining and preventing sediment build-up in rivers, streams and drainage courses.
Lotrak® Silt Fence is easily installed with a specially designed vented area which allows simple attachment to posts and can also be further reinforced with fence wire along the top edge. Lotrak® Silt Fence is reusable, allowing for easy position adjustments during the lifetime of the project or for use as a temporary solution to soil erosion in wet seasons. Fence placement is very important and it is essential the fence
line exactly follows the contours of the land. The use of GPS is recommended to ensure correct fence positioning, as incorrect placement can result in storm water running over the top and around the sides of the area, causing erosion. To aid correct installation, Lotrak® Silt Fence incorporates marker lines for optimum burial depth, indicating the level where the lower edge of the material should be dug in. Spacing between posts should be no more than 1.5m, and long runs of fencing should also be avoided. Silt accumulation levels are also marked to provide a method of constantly monitoring the performance of the fence and ensure adjustments can be made before any damage is done.