SMARTfence - Heavy-Duty Silt Fence (36" and 42")
WIRE BACKED OR CHAIN-LINK BACKED SILT FENCE ALTERNATIVE
SMARTfence® is a heavy-duty, high-tensile/high-modulus, woven geotextile sediment fence. Designed using a value engineering approach, it is equivalent in strength and stiffness to that of wire or chain-link backed silt fence for less money, significantly lower carbon emissions, and less material waste.
The woven geotextile fence is specifically designed and fabricated to withstand high-tensile stresses and to prevent excessive material elongation and strain. It is built to resist fence deflection and ultimate failure due to ripping, sagging, or overturning from forces associated with excessive backwater depths, debris flows and overtopping.
SMARTfence® is a 100% American made product available in two sizes.
SMARTfence 42" is NTPEP Compliant | GTX-2018-01-187
SMARTfence 36" is NTPEP Compliant | GTX-2018-01-188
For more information, specs, brochures or pricing - please contact our team at 800-448-3636 or visit the SMARTfence page of the ACF Environmental website here.
Heavy Duty Silt Fence is a provisional sediment shield made of synthetic polypropylene filter fabric that is intended to limit the loss of soft ground from contaminated land, such as a building site, that keeps sediment in place. Silt Fences are also built as boundary barriers and are usually used as well as erosion barriers in conjunction with sediment basins or sediment traps.
Heavy Duty Silt Fence makes it possible for water to filter safely into the habitat before the ground-disrupting operations ( e.g. ground grading and excavation) are sufficiently finished to enable plants to regrow and restore the soil permanently. Sediment-laden stormwater drainage dams with the silt fence cloth, allowing sediment to be stored by the settling operations. It is held up by wooden or metal posts driven into the ground, so it’s inexpensive and relatively easy to remove. Building silt fences work in a way that helps water to filter through the cloth when suspended silt particles fall on the ground in a sedimentation basin.
Instead of allowing it to be drained out into existing water sources (e.g. streams, rivers, wetlands, reservoirs, estuaries), holding the soil on a building site avoids the destruction of marine environments and the sedimentation of lake waterways. Preventing the washing of soil on roads, which quickly transports it to storm sewers, avoids sediment-clogged sewers. The cost of operating the Heavy Duty Silt Barrier on the construction site of a watershed is substantially cheaper than the cost of losing marine organisms, drilling navigation channels, and sweeping up sediment from urban storm sewers.