Buying silt sock

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kandklandscape, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    ANyone know a good supplier for silt sock? Located in PA
     
  2. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Groundscapes Express, John Engwer, 508-384-7140, http://www.groundscapesexpress.com/

    Tell John Bill Skerrett from ICT Organics sent you and he'll charge you double, I mean probably give you a good discount

    They make them themselves and will custom any order, great product, great company
     
  4. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    silt sock machine

    where do you get one, know of anybody who rents one?
     
  5. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    you mean a compost blower?
    Or are you trying to make silt socks
    I am not following you

    I spoke with John he says "you tell that guy that we have the best prices he will ever find"
     
  6. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
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    you cant rent one due to the fact that they are filled with trash well silt and most of them you cut oppen and plant grass over when the project is done what are you trying to do with it??
     
  7. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    it is for erosion control, not familiar with silt sock at all, contractor said we need a machine? can we do it without a machine?
     
  8. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
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    give us a little more what the site like what are you trying to do??
     
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you are going into that buss , look into "soil and erosion " magazine . If he thinks you need a machine I think he,s talking silt fence not sock. Bobcats have attatchments for installing silt fencing. Or do it the old fashioned way, silt fabric stakes and haybails.
     
  10. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Silt socks filled with rough compost, typically partially composted tree chippings, are used in place of silt fences around water.

    Silt fences and super silt fences do not allow animals like turtles and frogs to get over them so a lot of areas around water have gone to a silt sock, they provide all of the functionality of a silt fence but animals can get over them.

    they are an excellent and inexpensive way to control run off in new construction.
    Look at the groundscapes express site above, they have great examples on how to use them.
    The "sock" is made from burlap and will eventually break down so the product can be left on site and does not have to removed. The sock filled with compost filters the stops the runoff and filters the water through it.

    EPA approved and in used in many areas in NY, CT, MA, ME, NH and PA
     

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