Environmentally friendly silt socks provide more precise applications that large, erosion control blanket, and can be more effective than silt fences. Filter socks use a filter fabric filled with organic material such as wood chips or compost that allow water to flow through them at a controlled rate, trapping sediment and other detritus. The material’s malleability creates close ground contact preventing water from flowing underneath.
Stormwater runoff can create serious problems if not effectively managed, especially if water runs rapidly into storm drains, sewer systems, and drainage ditches. These problems include downstream flooding, stream bank erosion that also causes turbidity (muddiness), habitat destruction, as well as contaminated streams, rivers, and coastal waters. When you can’t use a large scale erosion control blanket or silt fence, our filter socks are the perfect choice.
More effective than fabric in normal silt fences, the organic filler material used in our filter socks is highly versatile and effective in filtering and removing common pollutants found in stormwater including chemicals, sewage overflow, cigarette butts, plastic and styrofoam containers, paint & construction debris, and more.
Walls, Barriers, & Slopes
Our silt socks, silt fences, and erosion control products provide effective protection for a variety of landscapes that are vulnerable to stormwater damage and erosion. Keep wall foundations secure from the effects of water seepage. For natural barriers, the filtration and protection of filter socks is unequalled. When you don’t require a large erosion control blanket, using multiple filter socks on sloping landscape will preserve the soil from being eroded and prevent crop damage due to stormwater runoff.
A silt sock, also known as a filter sock, is an effective, low-tech erosion control product for trapping harmful sediments and preventing soil erosion in a variety of environmental settings. Unlike an erosion control blanket, or erosion control matting, silt socks are specially designed and manufactured fabric tubes that are pneumatically filled with organic compost materials that effectively trap sediment and pollutants especially in areas with high vulnerability to stormwater runoff and erosion. These include slopes, construction sites, along shores and banks of rivers and streams to prevent pollution and turbidity. They are easily customized to fit almost any type of drainage area or watershed, replacing silt fences, erosion control blankets, straw bales, straw wattles, rock check dams, or coir logs. Because they require no trenching, they do not disturb the soil during installation or removal.
What is a Silt Sock?
A Silt Sock is an erosion control product that prevents soil erosion similar in fashion to a silt fence. Instead of simple fabric, a filter sock is typically filled with wood chips or compost through a pneumatic process that maximizes the amount of material filler within the sock. Rather than traditional silt fences, or a large erosion control blanket, silt socks are less expensive and more versatile
Silt Socks allow water to flow through at a controlled rate while trapping sediment. This is accomplished by a filter fabric filled with organic material. The design of the sock provides more intimate contact with the ground than a silt fence, preventing water from flowing underneath.
Easy to Install
Filter socks may be used as an alternative to silt fences in many areas. They are flexible, adaptable, and easy to distribute and install.
Silt socks, filter socks, and erosion control wattles are an erosion control product filled with 100% recycled material. This filler is inert, free of seed, low in moisture content and incredibly environmentally friendly.
Better Site Access
The silt sock is an effective erosion control product with a lower profile making your project easier to access and more aesthetically pleasing.
Many contractors are getting multiple uses out of our silt socks and erosion control wattles. Our filter socks with smaller diameters can be moved from one job site to another if treated properly for .
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