Silt Fence

Temporary sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality.

ADS Geosynthetics woven geotextiles are effective in controlling sediment-laden runoff from construction sites. These woven silt fence fabrics have been recognized by the EPA as a Best Management Practice (BMP) and offer a unique combination of UV resistance, strength and hydraulic properties. Our silt fence is offered in 100-foot rolls with pre-assembled hardwood stakes. Users can specify width, stake size and spacing, and optional tensioning cords or plastic net backing. Use a silt fence on your jobsite in order to promote temporary water quality control and deter runoff sediment.

  • Simple design and straight forward installation
  • Retains sediment on jobsite
  • Filters runoff before leaving the site
  • Helps to prevent erosion
  • Available with or without stakes

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Product Information

ADS Silt Fences are EPA recognized as Best Management Practice (BMP). Use Silt Fences for added erosion control and to retain sediment on your jobsite. Silt fences are available in a variety of specifications including variations in stake size, spacing and optional tensioning cords and plastic backings.


Filter Fabric Properties Test Method Minimum Average Roll Value (English) Minimum Average Roll Value (Metric)
Grab Tensile ASTM-D-4632 124 x 124 lb 0.550x 0.550 kN
Grab Elongation ASTM-D-4632 15% x 15% 15% x 15%
CBR Puncture Strength 50mm ASTM-D-6241 370 lb 1646 N
Mullen Burst ASTM-D-3786 300 psi 2067 kPa
Puncture ASTM-D-4833 65 lb 0.289 kN
Trapezoidal Tear ASTM-D-4533 65 lb 0.289 kN
UV Resistance @ 500 hours ASTM-D-4533 80% 80%
(1) AOS ASTM-D-4751 30 sieve 0.600 mm
Permittivity ASTM-D-4491 0.05 sec-1 0.05 sec-1
Flow Rate ASTM-D-4491 8 gal/min/ft2 325.6 L/min/m2


Filter Fabric Properties Test Method Typical Roll Value (English) Typical Roll Value (Metric)
Grab Tensile ASTM D-4632 80 lb 0.356 kN
Elongation ASTM D-4632 15% 15%
Mullen Burst ASTM D-3786 180 psi 1241.06 kPa
Puncture ASTM D-4833 35 lb 0.156 kN
Trap Tear ASTM D-4533 35 lb 0.156 kN
AOS ASTM D-4751 30 US Sieve 0.600 mm
Permittivity ASTM D-4491 0.05 sec-1 0.05 sec-1