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A Silt Fence acts as a temporary protective barrier at construction sites, specifically designed to preserve the water quality of neighboring streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. It achieves this by intercepting sediment from stormwater runoff, thereby preventing potential contamination. Each Silt Fence product we supply has garnered state approval and is included on the DOT Qualified Product List for Virginia, guaranteeing both compliance with regulations and efficiency in environmental conservation measures.

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Silt Fence Sediment Control in Virginia

In Virginia, construction sites frequently employ silt fences as a temporary yet effective strategy for sediment control. Serving as a perimeter barrier, these fences adeptly block sediment from infiltrating nearby water bodies, including seas, lakes, streams, and oceans, thereby preserving water quality. Additionally, silt fences play a crucial role in protecting the landscape from erosion during the construction process.

To bolster the efficiency of silt fences in sediment management, Virginia construction projects also integrate other techniques. Sediment basins and traps are notably effective, capturing soil that has been unearthed during excavation and construction activities. The collected sediment can subsequently be transported and repurposed in other areas, further contributing to the state’s environmental conservation efforts.

Silt Fence Types

Standard Staked

Standard silt fence is strong and filters out many pollutants. It helps control erosion and water contamination during construction.

Type C Wire Back

Wire back Type C silt fence is mandatory when the construction site is located near ponds, lakes, or other bodies of water. Its features for added strength include hog wire back, steel posts, and a fabric consisting of woven geotextile.

Orange Safety

When visibility is a concern, an orange safety silt fence is recommended. The bright orange plastic mesh design is highly noticeable to warn passersby that the construction site is a danger zone.


Two types of DOT silt fence are CPOP and TYPE A. They contain polypropylene yarns of high strength with a backing of polypropylene mesh. Its sturdy design keeps the fence in a stable position. The materials guard against degradation, rotting, and ultraviolet damage.

CPOP - Includes hardwood stakes sized 2"x2". The centers are 4 feet tall. The CPOP can be used instead of the Wire Back silt.

TYPE A - Includes hardwood stakes sized 1 1/2” X 1 1/2. The centers are 6 feet tall.

The DOT Qualified Product List has a list of state-approved silt fence.

Tree Save

A boundary-marketing silt fence, Tree Save is bright orange for high visibility when the work zone is located in or around environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands, wildlife habits, and others. The leno weave design also contains UV protection against deterioration.

Why We Use Silt Fence in Virginia

DX2 offers Silt Fence in the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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