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Jersey Silt Sock by Matrax – the Superior Choice for Sediment and Erosion Control

Silt Sock - the Silt Fence Alternative

Jersey Silt Sock by Matrax is constructed of a linear mesh tube containing a composted wood filler that is free of weeds, seeds and contaminates. A more cost-efficient alternative to silt fence, silt sock is used on job sites to control sediment and filter pollutants. To install, simply lay it down and stake in place. Unlike silt fence which requires trenching, silt sock can be used on frozen and uneven ground, in areas with sensitive vegetation and where underground utilities are present. Removal is easy, fast and inexpensive — at the end of the job, the sock can be cut open and the filler spread over the site.

Jersey Silt Sock is made with heavy duty Ultra, a photo degradable/UV stabilized multi-filament polypropylene which is suitable for most applications. All filler is locally sourced composted hardwood material. Jersey Silt Sock is in compliance with most state and federal agencies, including USEPA, AASHTO, USDA NRCS and US ACE. Click here for full product specifications.

Proper installation and maintenance will enhance the performance of Matrax Silt Sock. Click here to download installation guidelines.

Jersey Silt Sock is manufactured by Matrax and is pre-palletized and ready to ship from our New Jersey location

Sock Diameter Linear Feet Per Pallet Pallets/LF per Truck Stakes per Pallet Pallet Weight Shipping Dimensions
8” 200′ 24 Pallets
4800 LF
20-24" Stakes ~1700 lbs 48 x 40 x 60 in
12” 110′ 24 Pallets
2640 LF
12-36" Stakes ~1700 lbs 48 x 40 x 72 in
18" 55' 24 Pallets
1320 LF
7-36" Stakes ~1700 lbs 48 x 40 x 72 in

Why Silt Sock Versus Silt Fence?

Effective — By allowing water to filter through organic tree compost contained within a mesh tube, silt sock controls the rate of water flow while trapping sediment. Silt sock has full contact with the ground, preventing water from flowing underneath.

Easy to install – lay it down and stake it in place.  Matrax Silt Sock is flexible and contours to the ground. Unlike silt fence, silt sock does not require trenching and can be installed on frozen or uneven ground. Matrax Silt Sock is also an excellent option for use in environmentally sensitive areas or areas with underground oil, gas or sewer lines that can not be trenched.

Easy to remove. The compost filtration material is biodegradable, so when the work is done, all you need to do is cut it open and spread the contents over the job site. Removal of silt fence requires used material to be hauled away, which adds time and cost to your project.

Prevents flooding of the job site. Matrax Silt Sock acts as a filtration system, allowing water to flow through the organic media contained within the mesh tube. Silt sock traps sediment while controlling the rate of water flow, which prevents pooling. Silt fence is designed to keep water in, which can result in a flooded job site.Matrax Silt Sock Sediment and Erosion Control for Paved Surfaces

Environmentally friendly. Matrax Silt Sock is made of organic filler sourced locally from trees — no post consumer compost — and is free of weeds, seeds and contaminants. At the end of the job, the composted material can be spread into existing soil, increasing organic matter, improving soil quality and reducing waste.

Aesthetically pleasing. Silt sock has a low profile, which helps maintain the appeal of the property while work is being completed.

Low maintenance and reusable. Stakes keep socks in place so they are not subject to damage from heavy winds and weather. With proper handling, smaller profiles can be easily moved from one job site to another.

Silt Sock Applications:

Stormwater Runoff

Matrax silt Sock, Newfoundland NJ and Elkridge MDWater running over paved areas can capture pollutants such as animal waste, nitrogen, phosphorus, heavy metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons. It can cause large volumes of water to run swiftly in local waterways. This can cause contamination, flooding, erosion and the washing away of important nature habitats. Placed strategically on the site, silt sock can help filter out pollutants, moderate the velocity of the water flow and control erosion. Silt sock should be placed beyond the toe of the slop with the ends of the sock pointed up slope.

Perimeter Control

Matrax Silt Sock

You can use silt sock to act as an outer barrier to retain sediment on a construction site. Silt sock will help to control water flow, filter runoff and promote settling of sediment behind the sock.

Check Dams

Matrax Silt Sock

Used in ditches and channels, Matrax Silt Sock can provide protection by slowing stormwater flow. This will help to reduce erosion and filtering sediment and pollutants out of stormwater.

Inlet Protection

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Matrax silt sock helps prevent sediment, debris and other runoff from entering storm drains by creating a filter that traps particles and pollutants. Position silt sock around drain inlets and drainage systems, in front of curb inlets and in front of curb inlets.

Concrete Washout

Concrete washouts are implemented on construction projects where slurries containing Portland cement concrete (PCC) or asphalt concrete (AC) are generated from work such as saw cutting, coring, grinding, and grooving.  Slurries can also occur where concrete trucks and other concrete-coated equipment are washed on-site. Matrax Silt Sock is an excellent way to capture the sediment and pollutants. Use at concrete truck wash stations, for stream pump-arounds and for slurry filtration.

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Matrax Silt Sock - pre-palletized and ready to ship

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Pre-filled and palletized Matrax Silt Sock is available for delivery or pick up from our location in Newfoundland, NJ.Silt Sock - the Silt Fence Alternative

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