Silt fences have been staples of construction sites for decades. They provide separation between the jobsite and other plots of land, but, more important, they are an essential part of any erosion control strategy. A super silt fence consists of a fabric barricade suspended by wooden stakes and supported by a combination of backfill and metal fencing. The function of these fences is to stop sediment from leaving the jobsite through stormwater runoff. Water can seep through the fence while fine soil particles stay in place.
While slit fences look simple, they commonly fail because they are improperly placed, hastily installed, and never maintained. Fabric can become damaged if materials are stored or moved near the fence. Fences may fail completely if they are the sole barrier for heavy runoff. This is why a seasoned professional erosion control provider is important to any successful silt fence installation and erosion control strategy. Varsity has installed hundreds of these fences, and when they’re used with other methods, your jobsite can be completely safe and compliant.