Turbidity Barriers & Silt Curtain
Made In the USA: Silt Barrier, Turbidity Curtain & Silt Curtain
Turbidity barriers, also known in the industry as floating curtains, silt barriers, or silt curtains, are floating barriers designed to contain and control the dispersion of floating silt or turbidity in water (how it works). GEI Works manufactures turbidity barriers for containing silt, including: Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Economy, Contractor, HD and Permeable barriers. Triton floating turbidity curtains are recommended stormwater BMPs and help keep construction sites in compliance by controlling silt and sediment in water and allowing it time to settle. Triton DOT Turbidity Curtains meet USDOT requirements and exceed minimum guidelines outlined in the Florida DOT Erosion and Sediment Control Design and Review Manual.
Triton Turbidity Curtains are available in standard and custom models for every water condition and project need. Contact a specialist to discuss your requirements. See comparison guide.
Call about our in stock options. We have turbidity curtains in stock and ready to ship!
+1-772-646-0597 or request pricing
Standard Triton Turbidity Curtains
In Stock - Ready to Ship!
Type 1 Silt Barrier
for Calm Water
Type 2 Silt Barrier
for Moving Water
Type 3 Silt Barrier
for Fast Water
Specialty Silt Curtains
Permeable Silt Barriers
for high water flow areas.
for barge dredging
Floating Containment Mat
for bridge or overwater work
Choosing Your Triton Turbidity Barrier
Choosing the right turbidity barrier or floating silt curtain for your location is highly dependent on several different site conditions. We urge customers to consider several factors and conditions, such as water flow/current speed, waves (height, frequency), wind (speed, direction), job type and duration to determine the right barrier. If you have any additional site-specific requirements, please let us know those conditions. To pick the correct barrier for your site, take a look at the chart below, or at our Triton Turbidity Curtain Comparison Guide (PDF).
CALM WATER CURTAINS:
|Type 1 Contractor||13 oz. PVC
Calm, Still Water,
Water Flows 0 fps
|Type 1 Economy||13 oz. PVC
6" or 8" Float
|Type 1 DOT||18 oz. PVC
6" or 8" Float
|Type 1 Geo Curtain||8 oz. Nonwoven Geo|
MOVING WATER CURTAINS:
In Stock - Ready To Ship!
|Type 2 Contractor||13 oz. PVC
4" Float, Top Tension Cable
Water Flow less than 1 knot,
Waves under 2'
|Type 2 DOT||18 oz. PVC
6" or 8" Float, Top Tension Cable
|Type 2 HD||22 oz. PVC
6", 8", 12" Float, Top Tension Cable
|Type 2 Permeable||22 oz. PVC w/ Geotextile Panel,
6", 8", 12" Float, Top Tension Cable
FAST WATER CURTAINS:
Standard & Custom Models
|Type 3 DOT||18 oz. PVC w/ Geotextile Panel||Moderate Winds,
Water Flow less
than 1.5 knots,
Waves under 2'
|Type 3HD||22 oz. PVC
Dual Tension Cable
|Type 3 Permeable||22 oz. PVC w/ Geotextile Panel, Dual Tension Cable|
Questions? Let us help! Call about our in stock & ready to ship floating turbidity barriers! +1-772-646-0597 or request pricing.
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How does a Turbidity Curtain Work? Back to Top
Any time you are performing construction in or around a water body, the chance of pollution and/or suspended solids is high. In order to help limit the spread of these solids, turbidity curtains are placed around work areas, job sites, and dredging locations. This is important because increased sediment or disruption of sediment in water blocks sunlight for plants and harms aquatic life. Once turbidity barriers are implemented, solids are given increased time to naturally settle back down to the bottom of the water. This improves settling times for solids and helps protect natural resources from pollution. We offer Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, and custom models of Triton Silt Curtains (sometimes called turbidity fences) to fit your jobsite and specific applications.
Did you know that turbidity barriers are an important erosion control product? Click here to view our infographic on the Five Ways to Control Erosion on Your Site.
- Helps Sites Avoids Fines and Project Shut Downs
- Limits the Spread of Particles
- Controls and Contains Suspended Solids
- Increases Settling Times
- Lowers TSS Levels for Solids
- Controls Displaced Solids
- Protects Natural Habitats or Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Applications: Triton Floating Turbidity Curtains are designed to work in any location dealing with solids, particles, sediment or turbidity. Some of the most common locations include the following:
- Dredging Operations
- Marine Construction Jobs
- Pile Cleaning and Extraction
- Roadside Construction Work
- Silt Containment Areas
- Restoration Projects
Questions? We can help! Call our team at +1-772-646-0597 or submit a form.
GEI Works, formerly Granite Environmental, is committed to finding the right solution for your project. We work with customers to find the best curtain model for your location. We work closely with contractors, engineers, owners, regulators and citizen groups to provide comprehensive and state of the art erosion prevention and turbidity control solutions.
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Questions about any of silt containment and floating turbidity options? Give us a call at +1-772-646-0597 or submit a form and our team will be in contact to help you find the right barrier for your needs.
Technical Resources for Silt and Turbidity Curtains
Turbidity and Silt Curtains are an integral part of our erosion control equipment and product line. With the introduction of the Clean Water Act (1998) and subsequent NPDES phase II (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System), regulations have highlighted the importance of protecting our water resources from pollutants. When used correctly, these curtains can be an effective BMP (best management practice) for most job sites and project location.
Check out further regulatory and educational resources below. Our experienced staff and archive of knowledge are always available to our clients Let us help you make your project successful.
Custom Triton Turbidity Barrier Solutions:
Below you will find some of our custom turbidity curtains, including models to help with barge dredging, pilings and more.
- Dredging Barge Curtain
- Piling Extraction
- Piling Protection
- Piling Driving System in Action (YouTube)
- Floating Containment Mat
(for bridges and dams)
- Turbidity Barriers Installation
- Turbidity Curtain Assembly and Installation
- Ground Anchor Installation
- Silt Curtain Anchoring Instructions
Please check out our other floating barriers Booms and Barriers Overview which showcases our complete water barrier variety including debris booms, turbidity barriers, water baffles, and more.
For more information, visit our blog posts on turbidity curtains:
- Reap the Benefits of Inspecting and Maintaining Your Turbidity Curtain.
- Controlling Turbidity on Hydraulic Dredging Sites