Field Evaluation of Silt Fence Tieback Systems at a Highway Construction Site

@inproceedings{Zech2009FieldEO,
  title={Field Evaluation of Silt Fence Tieback Systems at a Highway Construction Site},
  author={Wesley C. Zech and J. S. McDonald and T. Prabhakar Clement},
  year={2009}
}
Every year, construction activities expose millions of acres of soil to the elements of wind, rain, and snow. This greatly increases the potential for erosion; and therefore, the need for efficient erosion and sediment control practices is a high priority. In this research, the performance of a silt fence system with tiebacks (a.k.a., "j-hooks") was investigated to determine its effectiveness as a sediment control technology at highway construction sites over multiple rainfall events. The data… CONTINUE READING