Turbidity Barriers

Turbidity Barriers & Curtains

If you are looking for Turbidity Barriers, you should contact us at Duraflex today.

Turbidity Barriers

We are an industry-leading manufacturer of high-quality and flexible

turbidity barriers that are suitable for a range of situations.

Our Turbidity Barriers are structurally flexible and impermeable, so can effectively trap sediment and debris in bodies of water.

Floating Silt Curtain

The upper hem has a flotation device to keep the barrier in place and ensure it is visible. This is countered by the lower hem which is fitted with weights. To find out more and to get a quote, please contact us today.

Suitable for Any Application Turbidity Barriers

Our Turbidity Curtainare the solution of choice for contractors, councils, and civic authorities across the country and elsewhere in the world.

They are used daily in a range of different projects, including construction projects located close to a body of water. In this situation, our Turbidity Barriers stop any sediment or debris created by the construction work from entering the waterway.

They can also be used on dredging sites to minimise the area affected by suspended sediment.

High-Quality and Fully Customisable

Our Turbidity Curtain are robust and durable, plus you can get them in any length or configuration. They are low-cost too, and we deliver fast.

To get a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch with a member of our team by calling 0800 111 783

The Importance of Using High-Quality Turbidity Barriers

The turbidity barriers that we manufacture and supply are designed specifically for use in sensitive freshwater and marine environments. The aim is to protect the natural environment and ecosystem of the water while allowing work to continue on the site. Sediment and pollutants created by the worksite are contained by the barrier, preventing damage to the surrounding water and habitats.

We offer a range of solutions according to your requirements, including floating turbidity barriers and staked turbidity barriers. This means you’ll be able to find the right barrier to ensure you stay within the environmental consent requirements of your project or site.

Our turbidity barriers are easy to see in the water, improving safety, and they can be supplied in any configuration. Whether you need a small turbidity curtain for a specific location or a longer solution for a bigger work site, we can help.

Benefits of Our Turbidity Barriers

If you are looking for a silt curtain for your worksite, we can help. The advantages of choosing a Duraflex solution include:

  • Strong and durable, so they can handle all locations and working conditions
  • Easy to install and requires minimal maintenance while in place
  • Can be fully customised for whatever depth or length you need
  • Highly visible above the waterline for improved safety
  • Fully customised solution for your requirements
  • Personalised service with excellent customer care
  • Excellent aftersales service

·         Affordable prices

General Advice When Installing and Using a Turbidity Curtain

A turbidity curtain, also known as a silt curtain, is a temporary barrier to protect a body of water from the sediment caused by construction work. This could be work in a body of water or work on land where there is a risk of sediment getting into the water as a result of the work. The aim of a turbidity barrier is to preserve water turbidity and protect the marine ecosystem.

The following tips will help maximise the performance of your turbidity barrier and ensure you protect marine life while also following all environmental regulations:

  • Turbidity barriers are for the trapping of sediment caused by a worksite. They are not suitable for use as a dam in a body of water. As a result, significant care should be taken if installing across the flow of water, particularly if the body of water has a fast flow rate.
  • In bodies of water that fluctuate, such as in a river or in the sea, make sure you take into account the difference in water levels and other expected fluctuations when deciding on the type and length of turbidity barrier to use. In many situations, it is recommended to add up to 20 percent to the measured length, although this depends on site and water conditions.
  • To minimise strain on the turbidity barrier, particularly in moving water, it should be installed parallel with the flow of water.
  • Individual turbidity curtains can be joined to achieve the desired length.
  • It is essential the turbidity barrier is properly secured, either on the land or in the water. The effectiveness of the barrier will be greatly reduced if it is not well secured.