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Silt Fence Erosion Control
Regular Silt Fence
Should be used on ground that is relatively flat. Closer stake spacing can reduce maintenance costs and is worth considering. The fabric is DOT grade, 16” high (above the ground) and buried 6” deep, with 8” of fabric below grade. The stakes are 2x2 (nominal) hardwood, much heavier than commonly available prefab silt fence. View standard drawing on website.
On steeper sites, the taller silt fence is recommended to make up for the difficulty in positioning the silt fence on the contour. Closer stake spacing can reduce maintenance costs and is worth considering. The fabric is DOT grade, 26-28” high (above the ground) and buried 6” deep, with 8” of fabric below grade. The stakes are 2x2 (nominal) hardwood, much heavier than commonly available on prefab silt fence.
Wireback Silt Fence
Should be specified where it is subject to abuse, or at times where you can’t afford to have a failure. The woven wire is 14 ½ gauge with maximum mesh opening of 6”x6”. We recommend 6’ or 4’ spacing. If you are going to the expense of wireback it is always worth the money to go to the closer spacing.
Use when subject to abuse or at times where you can’t afford to have a failure. The woven wire is 14 ½ gauge with maximum mesh opening of 6”x6”. We recommend 6’ or 4’ spacing. If you are going to the expense of wireback it is always worth the money to go to the closer spacing.
Super Silt Fence
Installed Super Silt Fence, 26” high, 60” pipe,
10’ on center, Chain Link Backed
Super Silt Fence is a term generally used for chain link fence backed silt fence, however, some people also use it to describe any type of wire backed silt fence. The chain link backing with pipe is the heaviest silt fence spec, it is virtually indestructible. There is a significant amount of overkill but it works great.
Silt Fence Standard Drawings
How to Order
Easy as 1-2-3
1. Place Flags
2. Call Erosion Runner
3. We Install
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With our patented equipment we can probably install your silt fence for less than you can do it for yourself.
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Silt Fence FAQs
How can you quote a price when you have not visited the site?
If we can install it with our equipment (e.g. Can you drive a 4 wheel
drive backhoe where you want the silt fence?) we will do it for the
published price. We occasionally have to take on a terrible job
but our customers appreciate us even more. They also like the fact
that they get a firm quote for the job.
How close can you install silt fence to a tree or fence line?
Our equipment needs 14 inches from any obstructions within 7 feet of
How steep of a side slope can you install silt fence?
Generally 4:1. It varies with the stability of the soils. A good indicator
is if you can drive a 4-wheel drive backhoe where you want the silt fence
without tipping over, we will be able to install it.
What about rocky soils?
We can plow through soil with isolated rocks the size of phone books
without a problem, however, there needs to be enough soil to hold the
What about mud or standing water?
We can install in mud or standing water as long as it has a bottom to
it. As a general rule, if you can drive a 4-wheel drive backhoe without
getting stuck, we will be able to install the silt fence.
Can you install silt fence in wooded areas?
We need a path large enough to maneuver our 6 foot wide, 7 foot high
machine between the trees.
Are you equipped to handle unusual specs?
Our customers come to us to meet their difficult custom specifications.
We have in our yard all kinds of materials to meet nearly any custom
spec. Turnkey silt fence installation is provided. All materials are NPDES
II compliant and EPA approved.
Why do you charge a move-in fee?
It takes us a certain amount of time to arrive at your site in addition
to the 30 minutes we spend loading and unloading. We also do not have
a minimum job. A series of lots in the same subdivision where we do
not have to load/unload the tractor would only have one move-in charge.
Why can you install it so much cheaper?
We have invented and patented a process that is totally automated. We trench, install fabric, drive stakes and backfill in one pass, all by machine!
|FAQ||Erosion Runner||Our Competition|
|Can you come tomorrow?||Probably yes, we do 80% of our jobs within 2 days notice.||Often no, Erosion Runner is the biggest.|
|Is there a difference between approved fabric and that which you are using?||Call for a sample of our silt fence and compare it to what you are using.|
|Are you getting approved fabric||Yes, Erosion Runner uses fabric that meets DOT, EPA, and DNR approved fabric. We use fabric that others call extra strength as standard.||Often no. The large building supply stores sell "commercial" silt fence, which could just as easily be labeled "interior" silt fence.|
|How do you know if the properly rated fabric is being used?||A label is required to be placed on each roll with the fabric mininum specifications, similar to the way each 2x4 is stamped with a grade.||Often no, if you do not see a label it's probably because it does not even meet the minimum requirements.|
|Is the fabric consistently buried 6"||Yes, our machine insures the proper depth.||Often no.|
|Are you using 2 x 2 hardwood stakes?||Yes, always.||Often no, we refer to what some of our competitors use as toothpicks|
|Use extra stakes on turns?||Yes, we always use a closer spacing on turns. Otherwise the fabric will sag around the turn.||Often no, if you ask for 10 feet on center you will get 10 feet on center.|
|Have trained personnel to install the silt fence.||Yes, sediment control is all we do.||Often no. They will make due with whoever is available.|
|Call and Forget?||Yes, place flags to mark location of the silt fence at your convenience and Erosion Runner will complete your job without appointments or supervision.||Often no.|
|Is there a difference between approved fabric and that which you are using||Call for a sample of our silt fence and compare it to what you are using|
|Will your silt fence fabric pass the Finger Test?||Yes, it is very difficult to separate the weave of the DOT/EPA approved fabric and poke your finger through the fabric.||Often No. Some interior fabric is very easy to separate the weave and poke your finger through. As a result, it won't last as long; wind will tear it.|
|Will your silt fence fabric pass the Light test?||Yes, hold DOT/EPA fabric up to the light and you will see small uniform holes for the water to pass through||Often No. Some cheaper fabric looks like it has been ironed (melted) and there are practically no holes at all to let the water through.|
|Can I just phone in approximate footage?||Yes, if you can get within 30% of actual we are happy, we will just bill you for the footage we install.||Often no.|
|If I have a confusing site, will you still place the silt fence exactly where I want it?||Yes, simply place the flags a little closer, you don't even have to meet with us.||Often no.|
|Is a quality initial installation worth the cost?||Yes, the cost of repairs is far more expensive. A quality initial installation will reduce your need for repairs.||No.|
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I Like The Flags
“I like the flags so I can locate the fence without having to meet with you guys.”
Project Finished the Same Day
“You get right on the project and finish them the same day.”
Job Done As Promised
“Erosion Runner has been very helpful on some difficult jobs. Do
a quality job. They get the job done when they say they will
and start the job on time.”
Take the Hassle Out of Sediment Control Installation
“Erosion Runner has taken the hassle out of our sediment control installation. Eddie and his staff have given us outstanding service and workmanship."
Attention to Detail to Meet State Requirements
“Erosion Runner has successfully serviced a number of my projects
with regard to required erosion protection.
Their construction foreman, Eddie Baker, insures coordination between the General Contractor and Erosion Runner when scheduling and, as well, completing efficiently the needed work.
They remain my choice for subcontracted erosion control in terms of competitive pricing, productivity and work quality.”
Robert L. Lloyd
You Save Us Time and Money
“Erosion Runner does everything in a timely manner. Service is excellent. You save us time and money, and the work is excellent.”
Fence Will Last the Entire Job
“You do a very good job and put up a fence that will last the entire job.”
No Worries -- Job Will Be Done and Done Right
“I have so many irons in the fire going at once that when I call you guys I don’t have to worry. It will be done and done right.”
Always on Time or Early
“They are always on time or early and do a quality job. If there are ever any problems, they were here to help.”
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