For decades, Colonial Construction Materials has provided domestically engineered silt fence that provides the base for the most common erosion and sediment control measures. We were proudly the first to introduce orange silt fence to the Mid-Atlantic region and we continue to bring about change and innovation in the sediment and erosion control industry every year.
Silt fence is produced from polypropylene polymers that are heated up to their ultimate strength then woven together. The woven structure is designed to avoid degradation with UV exposure, as well as the commonly encountered soil chemicals. The purpose of silt fence is to filter silt or sediment-laden run off from job sites before the water reenters the watershed. Silt fence provides a barrier that allows filtered water to pass at an optimal rate so that the sediment remains on site and the filtered water flows into the runoff system.
Silt fence is most commonly installed with wood posts. It can also be reinforced with steel or galvanized line posts as a substitute for wood. Wire backing such as chain link, welded wire, and hog wire can also be used to add strength and protection.
Silt fence is available in a variety of heights, strengths, colors, and pre-fabrication. We also can print your company’s logo on the silt fence to make sure your projects are well branded.
Commercial and DOT strength requirements are available to meet any local or state regulations.
The most common heights for silt fence carried at Colonial are as follows:
The most common roll sizes are as follows:
Silt fence rolls at any height can be pre-attached or fabricated with stakes.
Pre-Fabricated Super Silt Fence kits are available as well which include fabric, chain link, poles, aluminum ties and hog rings for an easy and compact installation. We manufacture our Super Silt Fence kits at our Oilville facility.
All accessories including shovels, tie wire, staples and staple guns are available to make your silt fence installation quick and easy.
- Black or Orange Silt Fence 24″ x 300′
- Black or Orange Silt Fence 36″ x 300′
- Black or Orange Silt Fence 42″ x 300′
- Commercial or DOT grade available
- Black or 24″ x 100′ (11 Stake)
- Orange 36″ x 100′ (16 Stake)
- Black 36″ x 100′ (11 Stake)
- Black 36″ x 100′ (16 Stake)
- Super Silt Fence kit
- Black 36″ x 300′ Silt Fence with Hog Wire
Specialty Silt Fence
Colonial also now provides three specialty silt fence options in addition to our standard and DOT products. These fences are domestically produced and tested to exceed federal and state regulations.
This Medium and Heavy Duty Silt Fence has five 350lb belts woven into the fabric. This additional support makes the fabric exceptionally strong and doesn’t require netting or wire for reinforcement. WBSF has been weight tested for up 1020 lbs and exceeds federal guidelines of 83.2% efficiency (ASTM-D-5141). Use steel or wood posts to stake into the ground. Available as a 36” x 100’ Roll.
BSRF – Priority 1
BSRF Priority 1 is a heavy duty silt fence with a green identifying band. The non-woven polyester fabric has an internal scrim added for additional strength. It has been tested to withstand up to 750lbs of weight. BSRF is available as a 36” x 100’ roll with wood stakes spaced every 4 feet.
BSRF –Priority 2
BSRF Priority 2 is a medium duty silt fence with a black identifying band. The nonwoven spun-bound polyester fabric has bonding strips woven in for added strength and to prevent tear downs. The 36” x 100’ roll has wood stakes spaced 6’ on center.