Type “A” Alternate Silt Fence
Type “A” Alternate Silt Fence consists of 5’ steel T post, 32’ hog wire, 42’ woven geotextile fabric, clips and rings for fastening. 330 linear feet per kit.
A silt fence is a temporary barrier designed to retain sediment on the construction site, it consists of posts supporting and attached to a geotextile that is trenched in to the ground. The fence retains sediment primarily be retarding flow and promoting deposition of the sediment on the uphill side of the fence. Runoff is also filtered as it passes through the geotextile.
Silt Fences are intended to intercept and detain small amounts of sediment from disturbed areas.
The use of silt fence as a sediment barrier is not recommended in areas of concentrated flow such as in high flow ditches. In those cases filter berms, silt dikes and excelsior wattles or rock check dams should be used.