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Type 2 Floating Barrier

Type 2 Silt Curtain for Moving Water

Designed to keep marine construction projects in compliance with EPA regulations, Type 2 Floating Barriers are suited for jobsites with exposure to moderate current conditions. Built to contain sediment in construction areas with exposure to no more than 1 knot of current, tides, and moderate winds, Type 2 floating barier is available in DOT, Contractor and HD grades. Other models are availble to suit nearly any project.
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Type 2 Floating Silt Barrier Features

  • Type 2 Contractor: 4" float, 13 oz PVC, ¼" ballast chain
  • Type 2 DOT foam floats, 18 oz PVC, 5/16" ballast chain
  • Waves less than 2 feet, calm to moderate wind, and current no more than 1 knot

Type 2 Floating Silt Barrier Benefits

  • Made for Short-term Containment Projects
  • Satisfies Most DOT Project Qualifications
  • Made for moving water, currents,or tidal areas

Type 2 DOT Floating Barrier Details

Note for Salt Water Projects with Floating Silt Barrier: When construction projects are exposed to salt water, we recommend using stainless steel cables and zinc anode componets with your floating barrier. These components offer a higher resistance to the corrosion that is common with salt water exposure. However, standard galvanized components will be sufficient for short term projects.

Additional Products and Information for Anchoring and Installation

Protect your floating silt barriers with proper installation using these marine accessories:

  • Anchor Kits: pre-assembled for your convenience
  • Tow Bridle: helps distribute weight and stress load to prevent damage during towing
  • Reefing Lines: gives you control over how much curtain to unfurl for each panel section, so that the curtain isn't dragging and catching on the water body's floor
  • Tidal Compensator: adjusts automatically keeping the floating silt barrier positioned correctly with the changing tides

Additional Type 2 Floating Barrier Models

For short term turbidity control in construction or dredging projects, Type 2 turbidity curtains are also available in contractor and DOT grade models. These curtains feature impermeable 13 oz or 18 oz pvc fabric for effective containment around your job or construction site.

  • Type 2 HD
  • Type 2 HD Permeable

We make Floating Barriers with options and models to accommodate water conditions that range from calm water to fast water. Additional models include Type 1 DOT, Type 2, and Type 3 Floating Barriers. For our complete product line, please see Floating Turbidity Curtains.

While silt barriers come in standard sizes and lengths, they are also extremely adaptable. If you have a project with specific requirements, just call us. Floating barrier has been made with depths as short as three feet (3') and as long as one hundred feet (100').

We are committed to finding the right solution for your project. We work with our customers to find the best (and best priced) floating barrier curtain model for what you need. Our customers are contractors, engineers, property owners, regulators, and citizen groups that have grownt o count on the comprehensive service and state of the art erosion prevention and turbidity control solutions that we provide.

Type 2 Contractor Floating Barrier Technical Specifications

Flotation 4" Float
Fabric 13 oz. Impermeable PVC
Section Connectors Top Stress Plate
Skirt Connector Grommets
Bottom Connector Corner Stress Plates
Bottom Chain 1/4" Steel Ballast Chain
Standard Length 50' or 100'
Depth 3' to 10'
Length (Metric) 15.2 m or 30.5 m
Depth (Metric) 0.9 m to 30.5 m
*Custom Sizes and Hardware Available

Type 2 DOT Turbidity Curtain Specifications

Flotation 6" Float
8" Float
Fabric 18 oz. Impermeable PVC
Section Connectors Top Stress Plate
Skirt Connector Grommets
Bottom Connector Corner Stress Plates
Bottom Chain 5/16" Steel Ballast Chain
Standard Length 50' or 100'
Depth 3' to 10'
Length (Metric) 15.2 m or 30.5 m
Depth (Metric) 0.9 m to 30.5 m
*Custom Sizes and Hardware Available

Type 2 Floating Barriers Applications

For many projects and locations, having a higher strength curtain is essential to keeping the barrier in position during extended use. In extended use applications, Type 2 HD and Type 2 HD Permeable can be a more reliable option. Made from a fabric with increased strength, these curtains are able to accommodate pressure from dredging projects, construction projects, shoreline repair, river bank construction erosion containment, and more. Floating Barrier Type 2 Models:

  • Type 2 HD (Heavy Duty) Curtain
  • Type 2 HD (Heavy Duty) Permeable Curtain

When compared to contractor grade curtains, HD models offer a couple of added strength options. Fabric: 13 oz/18 oz vs. 22 oz - The first difference between contractor and HD models is the type of fabric. HD models will feature a minimum 22 oz fabric to retain strength in moving water locations, while contractor curtains feature less robust 13 or 18 oz PVC material. Top Connector: Top Stress Plate vs. Bulk Connector - The second difference between these models is the top connector. HD models use a higher strength universal bulk connector. This is able to accommodate increased loads and stress.

Type 2 DOT Floating Barrier Frequently Asked Questions

The main difference between DOT type 2 and heavy duty silt curtain is the fabric and the section connectors. A DOT silt curtain features a top connector plate, while the heavy duty model features a full slide connector between each section, and the heavy duty silt curtain uses a heftier fabric.

Yes, the type 2 silt curtain can be adjusted to handle saltwater conditions. During the manufacturing process, some components are changed for projects with saltwater conditions. For instance, the tension cables are instead made with stainless steel and the connectors are made with zinc anode for deployment in salt water.