Filter soxx uses for sediment control include:
Building and construction site perimeters
Above and below disturbed areas subject to sheet runoff and rill erosion
On compacted soils and paved surfaces where silt fences are difficult or impossible to install
Around sensitive trees where trenching may damage existing roots and vegetation.
Sediment Control Soxx Installation
Install sediment control soxx parallel to the base of the slope or disturbed area. In extreme conditions (ie 2 in 1 slopes), a second sediment control soxx should be located at the top of the slope.
Stakes should be installed on the low side of the soxx at 3 metre intervals.
Stakes should be 50mm x 50mm x 600mm softwood or equivalent and should be located as follows:
sand and loam soils = 300mm deep
clay soils = 200mm deep
If the sediment control soxx is to be left as a permanent filter or part of the natural landscape, the soxx may be seeded at the time of installation for the establishment of permanent vegetation.
Inspection and Maintenance
Routine inspection should be conducted within 24 hours of a runoff event or as designated by the regulatory authority.
Sediment control soxx should be regularly inspected to make sure that they maintain their shape and that they are producing adequate hydraulic flow through.
If ponding becomes excessive, additional sediment control may be required to reduce effective slope length, or sediment removal may be necessary.
Filtrexx® filter soxx can be installed in combination with geotextile matting and compost blankets to control the sheet water velocity and direction.
Sediment Control Soxx Applications
Mining and coal seam gas sites
Road and rail infrastructure
Urban and rural subdivisions
All erosion control and stormwater management projects.