Texas Boom Company has produced a number of silt curtains recently from dredging projects across the US. As you would expect, as a dredging operation takes place, mud and sand are stirred into the adjacent water. This material remains suspended in the water until it washes away or settles back to the bottom. Dredgers use floating silt curtains (turbidity curtains) to keep silk and sediment from migrating while suspended. This helps to avoid muddying local waterways during the dredging process. Whether used to meet regulatory requirements or simply as a courtesy to others, silt curtains are effective in helping to reduce sediment runoff.
Three recent projects are highlighted below, selected because our customers were kind enough to share pictures of the silt curtains in use.
The first project was a roadway construction project here in Texas. As can be seen in the image, the silt curtain is effective in keeping the sediment from escaping the construction area. Because the silt is contained, it will eventually settle in place, leaving the area water clear and free of an abundance of eroded mud.