A silt fence is a temporary sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, lakes and bays. As perimeter controls, silt fences are typically used in combination with (properly designed) sediment basins and sediment traps, as well as erosion controls, which are designed to retain sediment in place where soil is being disturbed by construction processes.
You’ll find silt fence on just about every active construction site around, and often on most inactive sites as well. Geosynthetic Systems now offers several grades of silt fence (custom branding available), including our new GeoSOLUTION Silt fence, a tear and wind resistant light-duty silt fence – an industry exclusive available only from Geosynthetic Systems – which features a 1.5” x 24“ lathe that effectively pins the fabric to the hardwood post, keeping it attached and extending the product’s life. All grades of our silt fence are manufactured in 0.91m high x 30.5m long rolls with 2” x 2” hardwood pickets (except economy grade, which are 1.5” x 1.5”) and are 80% UV resistant at 500 hours.