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Silt Fence

Lavicka Works, Inc. does a magnificent job installing silt fence in the Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Bradley, Campaign-Urbana, Milford, Watseka areas. The work is done right the first time and will pass inspection as a general contractor you can feel confident and continue working without delay. Conventional silt fence and or wire back silt fence is a temporary sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, and lakes from sediment in storm runoff. Silt fences are widely used on commercial, roadways, and residential construction sites. Another name for silt fence is also known as erosion control barrier which is designed to retain sediment in place where soil is being disturbed by the construction process.

A silt fence, sometimes (misleadingly) called a "filter fence", is a temporary sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, lakes and bays from sediment (loose soil) in storm water runoff. Silt fences are widely used on construction sites in Illinois and elsewhere, due to their low cost and simple design, although their effectiveness in controlling sediment is often rather limited, due to problems with design, installation and/or maintenance

Silt fences are perimeter controls, typically used in combination with sediment basins and sediment traps, as well as erosion controls, which are designed to retain sediment in place where soil is being disturbed by construction processes.

A typical fence consists of a piece of synthetic filter fabric (also called a geotextile) stretched between a series of wooden or metal fence stakes along a horizontal contour level. The stakes are installed on the downhill side of the fence, and the bottom edge of the fabric is trenched into the soil and backfilled on the uphill side. The storm water slowly passes through the fence while depositing its sediments on the uphill side of the fence. The fence is not designed to concentrate or channel stormwater. The fence is installed on a site before soil disturbance begins, down-slope from the disturbance area.

Sediment is captured by silt fences primarily through ponding of water and settling, rather than filtration by the fabric. Sand and silt tends to clog the fabric, and then the sediments settle in the temporary pond

Lavicka Works, Inc. has installed many conventional silt fences as well as wire back silt fences.  We have installed silt fences for :

  • Riverside Hospital in Bourbonnais, IL.
  • Walmart in Watseka, IL.
  • Monicals Pizza in Manteno IL. 
  • Legacy Park in Manteno IL.
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken in Watseka, IL.
  • State Nursing Home in Hoopeston, IL.

These are just to name a few. We have also installed a silt fence on many roadways and bridges in Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Bradley, Campaign-Urbana, Milford, Watseka area. Here at Lavicka Works, Inc. we are ready and able to help you with your next silt fence needs.