Wire Back Silt Fence, SZ. 3' x 100' 14 gauge 70 gram, (2x4)-SMS

Article number: 51981640
Availability: In stock (87)
Delivery time: Ships Out Same Day or Next Day


Purpose & Description:


Silt Fence is a temporary sediment barrier made of porous polypropylene filter fabric and is designed to restrict the loss of loose soil and retain sediment in place from disturbed land, such as a construction site. Silt Fences are often installed as perimeter controls and typically used in combination with sediment basins or sediment traps, as well as erosion controls.


Silt Fence allows water to filter efficiently into the ecosystem until the activities disturbing the land (i.e., land grading and earthwork) are sufficiently completed, to allow re-vegetation and permanent soil stabilization. The silt fence fabric ponds sediment-laden storm water runoff, causing sediment to be retained by the settling processes. It is held up by wooden or metal posts driven into the ground, so it’s inexpensive and relatively easy to remove. Construction silt fences function in a manner like a sedimentation basin in which water is allowed to filter through the fabric while suspended silt particles settle to the ground.


Keeping the soil on a construction site, rather than letting it be washed off into natural water bodies (e.g., streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, estuaries) prevents the degradation of aquatic habitats and siltation of harbor channels. Preventing soil wash off onto roads, which readily transports it to storm sewers, avoids having sewers clogged with sediment. The cost of installing silt fence on a watershed’s construction site is considerably less than the costs associated with losing aquatic species, dredging navigation channels, and cleaning sediment out of municipal storm sewers.


A single 100-foot run of a construction silt fence may hold 50 tons of sediment in place. Most construction sites today do have silt fences, but many do not work effectively because they are not well designed, installed, or maintained. We supply the wooden stakes and metal t-posts and ties to secure the wire back silt fence in place.


Wire Backed Silt Fence for sediment control consists of a high-quality woven geotextile with ultraviolet stabilizers to resist degradation caused by exposure to sunlight. Wire Backed Silt Fence has filter fabric attached to wire mesh for added support.


Wire Backed Silt Fence Features:

• 36" fabric
• A more robust silt fence
• Able to retain more silt before it needs to be cleaned
• Made of woven polypropylene material and non-biodegradable
• Resistant to commonly encountered soil chemicals, mildew and insects
• Silt fence plow row


In Stock - Available Size:

Can be purchased individually or by the pallet
• Item # 51981640
• 3' x 100' - 14-gauge (2x4) w/ 70-gram material, 36" fabric - 32/pallet



2x4 wire mesh opening


• Curbside silt control at construction sites
• Perimeter of construction sites
• Adjacent to streams, lakes and creeks
• Bottom of highly erodible slopes
• Around storm water drainage ditches and culverts
• Required in some jurisdictions


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Wire backed silt fence


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