Evaluation of Filter Fabrics for Use in Silt Fences

Report No: 80-R49

Published in 1980

About the report:

The study reported was initiated to develop tests simulating field conditions that could be used to develop information for the formulation of specifications for use in purchasing filter fabrics to be used to construct silt fences. Fifteen fabrics were subjected to six tests devised to evaluate their performance. Results of the tests were used to develop recommendations for evaluating and purchasing the filter fabrics.

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 25, 2024

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