Type 1 Silt Barrier
Floating Silt Screen for Turbidity
The Type 1 silt barrier, also known as silt curtain or turbidity curtain, is designed to control and contain silt and turbidity in calm water conditions with minimal or no waves, tides, or current. One Clarion carries three types of Type 1 silt curtain: DOT, Contractor, or Permeable. To determine the best model of floating silt screen for your site, consider the project duration, the amount of silt to contain, and your job site requirements for DOT compliance.
Silt Barrier Type 1 Features
- Calm water areas
- DOT, Contractor, or Permeable
- Made in the USA
Silt Barrier Type 1 Benefits
- Economical Silt Control
- Easy to Connect and Install
- Keeps Sites in Compliance
One Clarion's DOT type 1 turbidity curtain is manufactured to meet or exceed the Department of Transportation (DOT) specifications for most states. Our DOT-compliant silt curtains are appropriate for many silt control and containment situations. DOT turbidity curtain are perfect for construction projects along calm water, for construction runoff control, and for silt containment. The DOT type 1 silt curtain is our strongest and most durable Type 1 silt barrier option. If you need DOT type 1 specification sheets, contact our knowledgeable sales representatives at 1-863-261-8388. Need pricing? No problem! Simply call our knowledgeable team at 863-261-8388.
Type 1 Contractor Silt Barrier Details
One Clarion's Type 1 turbidity curtain for contractors is our most cost-effective model. The contractor silt curtain is best suited for non-DOT regulated projects. The contractor type 1 turbidity curtain model is made from a lighter 13 ounce PVC fabric with a 4 inch float. Made with budget friendly components, the contractor model is well suited for lighter duty situations and very mild job site conditions with no waves and very limited silt amounts.
One Clarion's Permeable type 1 silt curtain is different than our other models in how it filters materials. The permeable type 1 turbidity curtain is made from a non woven geotextile fabric instead of the usual PVC fabric. This provides filtering along the length of the silt curtain, filtering turbidity and silt while still allowing a limited amount of water to flow through the curtain skirt. This silt barrier is perfect for calm water applications requiring a shorter length of containment.
Type 1 DOT Turbidity Curtain Specifications
|Length||50 or 100 ft.|
|Fabric||18 oz. PVC|
|Floatation||6 or 8 in. Float|
|Ballast||1/4 in. Ballast Chain|
Type 1 Contractor Turbidity Curtain Specifications
|Length||25, 50 or 100 ft.|
|Fabric||13 oz. PVC|
|Floatation||4 in. Float|
|Ballast||3/16 in. Ballast Chain|
The silt barrier controls and contains suspended sediment in bodies of water. When soil is displaced through the effects of runoff and erosion, sediment can find its way into bodies of water, making it cloudy with turbidity. This cloudiness effects the ecosystems living in the water, limiting the amount of sunlight that nourishes plants, which in turn nourish the insects and animals there. By controlling this dispersed sediment, you reduce soil water pollution and its effects on the environment and ecosystems.
The DOT type 1 silt barrier is made to meet and exceed the DOT type 1 specification set about by the Department of Transportation in the United States. These specifications dictate the manufacturing of the silt barrier. For specific information on our DOT type 1 silt barrier, give our product specialists a call and find out what DOT type 1 specification you qualify for. For information about our other types of silt screen, see our type 2 and type 3 silt barrier pages.