Turbidity Barrier Installation
Snap Hook Attachment for Turbidity Barriers
Turbidity barriers, also known as silt barriers and turbidity curtain, are high quality barriers that have been placed in waters to help control turbidity and silt in an area. Turbidity curtain installation will vary in specifics depending on the type you choose. Silt barriers come in three standard types, often chosen based on your location and water conditions. Silt barrier options include the following:
- Type 1 Silt Barrier: Designed for calm waters such as small lakes, ponds, or swales.
- Type 2 Silt Barrier: Ideal for moving water conditions. These barriers have been used during dredging operations, pile driving, shoreline stabilization, and demolition operations.
- Type 3 Silt Barrier: Perfect for rough water conditions such as areas with an increased current, frequent waves, or high winds.
Attaching Snap Hook to the Steel Ring
After you find an adequate space for the silt barrier along the shoreline of the work site, you may place each bundle approximately 15 - 20 inches apart. Then cut or untie the vinyl bundle straps.
Please pay attention to the bottom end of medium and heavy duty turbidity barriers:
- The chain ballast is secured to a triangular stainless steel stress plate.
- There is a heavy duty snap hook on one end of the section.
- There is a steel ring on the other end of the section.
- It is important that the end of one section's hook will be attached to the next section's ring.
There are NO BOTTOM PLATES on light duty and economy type I and II silt curtains.
Shackles perform the same function. Cut one or maybe two of the reefing lines in order to extend the skirt for
Turbidity Curtain Installation Instructions
After the silt barrier's bottom snap hooks have been connected, aluminum slide connectors between barriers, as well as grommet eyes can then be connected. To find out more information on connecting sections of a silt barrier, please view the 3 Step Installation Procedure.
Further information on the silt barrier can be found on the following pages:
- Silt Curtain Installation Page
- Silt Barrier Installation Picture Gallery
- How to Anchor a Type 2 Turbidity Curtain