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Matrax Silt Sock – The Most Efficient Alternative to Silt Fence

Matrax Silt Sock is an efficient, environmentally friendly alternative to silt fence. Especially effective in wetlands and waterways, Matrax Silt Sock helps contain sediment and control water flow on any job site, even in extreme conditions.  Unlike silt fence, trenching is not required, so it is especially effective on job sites with sensitive vegetation, frozen ground, paved areas, or vulnerable underground utilities and tree roots.

Matrax Silt Sock Applications: Matrax silt Sock

  • Sediment Traps: Build a temporary dry pond detention system
  • Stormwater Runoff and redirect: Intercept runoff before it enters sensitive areas
  • Perimeter Control: Delimit areas and create barriers to retain sediments
  • Slope Interruption and Protection: Reduce slope length and velocity of stormwater runoff
  • Concrete Washout: Contain discharges form pumped stormwater or concrete wash water
  • Check Dams:  Reduce the velocity of runoff flows

The Advantages of Matrax Silt Sock Versus Silt Fence:

Effective — By allowing water to filter through organic 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 cannot be trenched.

Easy to remove. The compost filtration material is biodegradable, so 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. 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.

Environmentally friendly. Silt Sock is made of recycled, locally sourced material and uses inert filler 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 keep 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.

Pre-filled and Palletized Matrax Silt Sock in Inventory: 

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
11-36" Stakes ~1700 lbs 48 x 40 x 72 in
18" 55' 24 Pallets
1320 LF
6-36" Stakes ~1700 lbs 48 x 40 x 72 in

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To download Installation Instructions, click here: Silt Sock Installation Guidelines

We use locally-sourced organic tree material that is free of seeds, weeds and contaminates. Matrax Silt Sock is in compliance with most state & federal agencies.

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