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Type 1 Silt Curtains

Type 1 Turbidity Barrier for Calm Water Areas

type 1 turbidity curtains

Each Triton Type 1 silt barrier is specifically designed for use in calm water areas such as swales, ditches, canals, small ponds, lakes and harbors. Made in the USA and available in low cost short term and long term models, these silt barriers surround projects to increase settling times and prevent spreading of materials. Available type 1 silt curtain models include economy, contractor, and DOT.

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Choosing a Triton Type 1 Silt Barrier Model

Choosing the right type 1 turbidity barrier model for your location is often highly dependent on your location and the type of conditions placed on the curtain. The chart below can help explain some of the most common uses for each of our type 1 turbidity curtain models.

Not sure which type of turbidity barrier you need? See our Turbidity Curtain Selection Guide.

Triton Type 1 Silt Curtain Specifications

Triton Contractor
Type 1 Geo Curtain
Flyers and Drawings


13 oz. PVC
13 oz. PVC
18 oz. PVC
8 oz. Nonwoven Geo


4" Float

6" or 8" Float

6" or 8" Float
4" or 6" Float
Standard Length
25', 50' or 100'
50' or 100'
50' or 100'
50' or 100'
3' - 10'
3' - 20'
3' to 20'
3' - 10'


Section Connectors


Bottom Ballast Chain
3/16" Ballast Chain
3/16" Ballast Chain
1/4" Ballast Chain
5/16" Ballast Chain

Additional Information on Calm Water Silt Curtains
Additional Options

All curtains have an 8" float option, Stainless Steel Components, Alternative Fabrics, Additional Fittings and Zinc Anode Additions are available for extended use

Product Comparison
calm water turbidity barrier

Type 1 Silt Barrier Uses and Applications
Triton Type 1
type 1 turbidity curtain
Calm waters with short term requirements and low silt levels. (Features a 4" float).
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Triton Type 1
type 1 turbidity curtain
Perfect for areas with calm water and short term requirements. (Features a 6" or 8" float)
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Triton Type 1
type 1 dot turbidity curtain
DOT projects, calm water areas, or longer term silt control projects.
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Silt Curtain Applications:type 2 turbidity curtain

  • Marine Construction Sites
  • DOT Road Repair
  • Small Pond or Lake Work Activities
  • Marinas or Harbors
  • Calm Water Silt and Turbidity Control
  • Silt Screens for Small Construction Areas

Type 1 Turbidity Curtain Accessories:

marine anchor kits

Anchor Kits: Anchoring is important your project's success. Without proper anchoring your Type 1 Silt Barrier WILL fail.

Marker Lights and Buoys: Buoys and Marker Lights are used for demarcation and will help keep you in compliance.

Tow Bridles: Tow Bridles help distribute weight and prevent damage during deployment and adjustment.

View our Ground Anchor Installation and Silt Curtain Anchoring Instructions.

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geotextile silt curtain Alternative Silt Barrier Models

Permeable type 1 silt curtains are also available for areas that required constant filtration of silt and sediment. Geo Curtains (shown right) are made entirely of 8 oz. nonwoven fabric and are almost always used in short term applications.


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Silt Barrier Advantages:

  • Economical Silt Control
  • Easy to Connect and Install
  • Helps Keeps Sites in Compliance
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  • Often in Stock
  • Effective Control in Shallow or Slow Moving Areas

Load Carrying Components:

Since type 1 turbidity curtain models are designed specifically for calm water areas, the load carrying components for the curtain will typically be the base fabric (13 oz. or 18 oz. PVC) and the bottom ballast chain (3/16"). If you are dealing with an area that has currents, waves, tides, or flows, please check out our Moving Water Type 2 Turbidity Barriers, and Fast Water Type 3 Silt Curtains.

Other Turbidity Control Options

turbidity curtain
Other Turbidity Barriers

Other Filtering Devices

See what the EPA says about staying in compliance with water discharge.

Questions? We can help! Call our team at +1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.