SiltFence is a UV stabilised woven silt control fabric consisting of strong, rot resistant, chemically stable long chain synthetic polymer materials, dimensionally stable with each other.
This fence is used as a means of retaining silt and sediment on construction zones allowing water to flow away and preventing silt polluting our waterways.
Available in convenient 50m rolls. Strol SiltFence meets the requirements of local authorities for a primary barrier against site run off.
Easy Install Video
SiltFence can seem complicated to install, but it is fairly simple.
Follow along our installation animation, or references our illustrations for details and requirements to meet the standard specification.
Frequently Asked Questions
SiltFence is a black woven geotextile and in many areas it is a council requirement to prevent silt from washing from your site and into nearby waterways.
SiltFence is used in a wide range of applications for containing sediment runoff. It filters out solids while allowing water to flow through.
SiltFence is to be installed with 200mm down the side of the trench and 200mm running across the bottom of the trench, upslope. The fabric needs to be 200mm below ground vertically, and 600mm above ground level. SiltFence is to be supported by Y posts every 2m (when using soft wire) or 4m (when high tensile wire is used). SiltFence clips or pins are to be used every 200mm, attaching the top of the SiltFence to the wire.
Standard SiltFence is available in two sizes – 1m x 50m & 1.3m x 50m. Super SiltFence is available in one size – 1.2m x 50m.