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Silt Screen



The Silt Screen is a floating curtain that is used in small waterway areas to prevent local construction site debris and sediment from going into the greater body of water. This is a type 1 DOT Silt Screen (also known as a turbidity curtain) and is often used in small bodies of water such as ponds, small lakes, and canals.

This made in America product is available in various depths and typically ships in 50' lengths. It is made of PVC coated polyester and is treated with an anti-mildew coating.

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  • This is the most frequently specified barrier in the TOUGH GUY® barrier line. It is recommended for construction sites located in protected areas that are exposed only to light winds and to current velocities of less than one foot per second.
  • This type of site may include ponds, shallow lakes, small streams and marshes.
  • Anchorage consisting of stakes or concrete blocks may be required to maintain the barrier in its required position. Barrier sections are connected by rope lacing or nylon ties and supplied separately.

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 1.DOT

Specifications (ST: 10/08)

Fabric - 18 oz. nominal laminated vinyl/polyester having the following characteristics:

Construction - vinyl laminate on 9X9 1000 x 1300 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.)

Tongue Tear – 100 x 100 lb. (95 x 95 daN)

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

All seams heat sealed

5/8 inch diameter poly rope reinforced vertical edges

#4 brass grommets

1/4 in. galvanized chain ballast

EPS flotation, 6 in. x 6 in., 13.5 lb./ft. buoyancy in fresh water and 14.4 lb./ft buoyancy in saltwater.

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