Evaluation of Erosion and Siltation Control Fabrics

Report No: 76-R54

Published in 1976

About the report:

New proprietary products in three areas of siltation and erosion control were evaluated. Hold/Gro and Griffnet materials were evaluated for use as slope stabilizers and were compared with the Department's present method of straw tacked with an asphalt emulsion. Griffolyn T-55 was evaluated for use in the construction of downdrains, and was compared with polyethylene, the material commonly used by the Department for that purpose. Poly-filter X was evaluated against the system of straw bales or brush barriers presently used to retain silt on a construction project. The report presents recommendations concerning the Department's possible use of the proprietary materials.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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David C. Wyant

Last updated: January 29, 2024

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