Check Dams

Check dams are one of the most common erosion control products. A check dam prevents erosion by slowing the velocity of water. Install check dams in swales, ditches or waterways to stop water in its tracks and prevent downhill erosion.

Diamond Sock

Diamond Sock is a compost filter sock filled with aged and shredded hardwood. Use Diamond Sock as a check dam in waterways and swales to trap sediment laden runoff and prevent erosion from traveling further. Stack or stake Diamond Sock for extra strength in high risk areas. Other applications include inlet protection and perimeter control.

Diamond Sock is available on continuous pallets or pre-cut wattles. Use continuous pallets for long runs or when you need to make custom cut sizes.

Available sizes:

  • 8″ x 190′
  • 8″ x 10′ (18 pieces per pallet)
  • 12″ x 110′
  • 12″ x 10′ (10 pieces per pallet)
  • 18″ x 55′
  • 18″ x 10′ (5 pieces per pallet)
  • 24″ x 35′

Excelsior Logs

The excelsior log is a great environmentally friendly and lightweight erosion control device. This 12″ x 10′ check dam has a natural aspen fiber structure that dissipates energy in mild to moderate flow areas. The excelsior log can be stacked and staked with wood stakes for higher flow applications.

Triangular Silt Dike

A Triangular Silt Dike is a reusable urethane foam check dam that is wrapped in geotextile fabric in the shape of a triangle. This 7′ x 10″ erosion control device has an apron of geotextile fabric that can be trenched or stapled in order to hold it in place.

Use Triangular Silt Dikes for:

  • Ditch check dams
  • Diversion dikes
  • Drop inlet protection
  • Temporary ditch liner
  • Stream and pond protection


Excelsior Log

American Excelsior

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Triangular Silt Dike

Triangular Silt Dike

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