Dewatering Bags, Socks, and Tubes
Filtration for Sediment, Silt, and Other Materials
Dewatering Bags, Socks, and Tubes are an easy solution for any site looking to filter discharge, runoff, or waste water streams. Design in both small and large filtration models, these products have been used on construction sites, waste water treatment plants, and job sites to control the amount of sediment or pollution leaving the site. Dewatering socks, tubes, and bags have been used worldwide to help sites stay in compliance with local and federal stormwater regulations.
Dewatering and Filtration Options
Dewatering Filter Bag: Dewatering and sediment filter bags are the most common option for removing unwanted materials from discharge or stormwater runoff. Bags are smaller in size, making them ideal for dumpsters, drop boxes, or other small dewatering areas.
Dewatering Sock: The dewatering sock is designed as a quick and easy alternative to large dewatering bags or filters. Simply place the sock at the end of a discharge hose or pipe and allow the sock to filter materials. Sizes include 8", 12", and 16" diameters.
Geotextile Tube: For more robust and demanding jobs, the geotextile dewatering tube is one of the most reliable options available. Tubes are made from a stronger fabric, allowing them to accommodate larger sediment requirements, higher flows, and more demanding products.
Breakwater Tube: The breakwater tube uses the technology of the dewatering bag and installs it along shores for bank support. This bag will allow water to flow back and forth out of the bag while also retaining sediment for extra shore support. Tubes can be used along the shore for erosion control or further out to act as breakwater device.
Dewatering Bags vs. Dewatering Tubes
The main difference between dewatering filter bags and dewatering tubes is in terms of their size and construction. Dewatering bags are a small storage option and are typically designed for areas with limited space or small dewatering projects. By contrast, dewatering tubes will be significantly larger in size and are typically used for wastewater projects such as lagoon dewatering or sludge removal.
While all dewatering products are constructed from a filter fabric, larger tubes will typically require a higher strength material to accommodate larger sediment amounts. For this reason, dewatering bags will typically use a nonwoven geotextile, while dewatering tubes will use a woven monofilament.
- Geotextile Filter Bags: 8 oz. or 10 oz. Nonwoven Fabric
- Geotextile Tubes: Woven Monofilament Fabric
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Both dewatering options have helped companies avoid shut downs or fines. Products can help remove sediment/organics from pumped water and reduce TSS levels from a runoff flow.
Other Dewatering Geotextile Tube Uses
In recent years, geotextile tubes have been developed and implemented along storm prone coastlines. These tubes act as a form of shoreline stabilization or breakwater tube, giving added support to shores constantly hit with waves and winds. This erosion control measure helps to protect real estate and natural resources in the area.
Sediment Control BMPs
Effective Stormwater Management often involves a combination of products, BMPs and devices to accommodate various drains, projects or work. For this reason, GEI Works offers several additional Best Management Practices (BMPs) including Drain Guards, inlet logs, gravel bags, silt fencing and filter socks for Sediment Control.
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For protection on construction sites, we also offer a wide variety of BMPs including Gravel Bags, drain guard, catch basin inserts and more.
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When looking for sediment control, many customers enjoy our coir products including construction bmps, coir wattles, geotubes, coir mats and more.
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Read our blog posts to Learn How Dewatering Solutions Fit into a Disaster Preparedness Plan, or read about how Dewatering Products Can Keep Your Project Free of Costly Fines.