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Dredging Curtain



The Dredging Curtain is a floating curtain type barrier which is used to trap sediment or floating debris from mixing with larger bodies of water. The curtains are constructed from 18oz vinyl / polyester fabric and feature a 410 lb x 410 lb grab tensile strength. The floating barriers are available in 50’ sections and can be connected together to create the length of barrier required for the specific jobsite. The floating barriers are typically held in place using 18-25 lb anchors (sold separately). The dredging curtains are manufactured in the USA and are available in a variety of different curtain depths ranging from 3’ to 10’.  

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  • Type 2.DOT is the work horse of the TOUGH GUY® line. It has a top load cable and special stress plates for reinforcing the corners and is designed to handle more severe conditions
  • Recommended for lakes, streams, intercoastal and tidal areas where current velocities up to five feet per second are expected.
  • It is highly recommended that you contact a qualified engineer for assistance when facing these conditions because the anchorage and installation must be designed exactly to meet these situations

Why Buy Turbidity Curtains from Paramount Materials?

  • We only sell the Tough Guy brand commercial-grade curtains which are made in the USA. Widely regarded as the “go to brand” for quality and strict adherence to stated specifications.
  • We do not sell "no-name" or "off-brand" curtains. These economy curtains often claim to meet spec but due to oversees manufacturing variances sometimes do not, leaving the installer exposed to potential fines and project delays.
  • When you call, we answer. When you call Paramount Materials you get a live person quickly, ready to help with product or order questions. (M-F 5:00 am - 3:00 pm Pacific Time)

Tough-Guy® Floating Turbidity Barrier Type 2.DOT

Specifications (ST: 10/08)

Fabric - 18 oz. nominal laminated vinyl/ polyester having the following characteristics: Construction - vinyl laminate on 9x9 1000x1300 denier polyester scrim

Weight – 18.5 oz. per sq. yd (434 gr./sq.m) Adhesion – 24 x 20 lb./2”

Grab Tensile – 410 x 410 lb./in. (430 x 421 daN/5cm.)

Tear - 100 x 100 lb./in. (95 x 95 daN)

Hydrostatic – 600 psi (4167 kPa) Cold resistance to crack: -40° F/C

All seams heat sealed

5.8 inch poly rope reinforced vertical edges

#5 brass grommets

5/16 inc. galvanized steel in plastic sleeve 7 x 19 load cable in top, 9800 lb. break strength (4439 daN)

5/16 in. galvanized chain ballast in bottom

Aluminum stress plates at cable and chain termination

EPS flotation, (8 in. x 8 in. standard), 26.7 lb./ft. buoyancy in fresh water, 28.4 lb./ft in saltwater.

Looking for a Custom Depth Or Length Barrier?

Custom sizes are available on orders of 5+ barriers. Request Quote >

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