Silt fences are a cost-effective way of preventing sediment like silt from entering channels, drainage ways, and watercourses. This video explains how to install a silt fence yourself.
A silt fence is designed to prevent soil erosion caused by water runoff from a property boundary line.
They typically comprise a series of panels or sections connected to form a continuous barrier. The key feature of silt fencing is that it allows water to go through but prevents dirt from washing away. This means that it helps to control runoff and keeps your landscaping looking beautiful.
Silt fencing involves digging shallow trenches (4 inches) deep along the property. Then, place a series of wooden stakes across the trench. Next is to position the top of the silt fence approximately 0.77 meters higher than the original bed level. Lastly, fill the trench with fine sand and gravel to create a compacted base layer. Now you’ve got a homemade silt fence ready to go.
Installing a silt fence is excellent for preventing erosion around the house. They are also cost-effective, eco-friendly, and less time-consuming to construct.