Silt Fence - Fabric Only - 3' x 1,500' - No Stakes Or Backing Included



Our silt fence fabric is a woven geotextile that temporarily controls sediment on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers and lakes from sediment in storm water runoff. The fabric can easily be attached to stakes or posts (not included) and meets most DOT standards for sediment control. The fence is available in both black and orange colors in 3’ x 1500’ rolls.

Roll core is 3”

*Stakes not included

Product Specifics

  • Series: Silt Fence - Fabric Only
  • Size: 3' x 1,500'
  • Square Feet / Roll: 4,500

Silt Fence Fabric

  • Meets most DOT specs
  • Protects water quality in nearby streams, rivers and lakes from sediment in storm water runoff
  • Available in black or orange

Silt Fence Installation

  •  Dig a 6"x6" trench along the site perimeter or appropriate location.
  •  Unroll the fence one section at a time and position the stakes (not included) on the downhill side of the trench.
  • Hammer each stake (not included) into the trench until bottom of the fabric is even with the bottom of the trench.
  •  Backfill and compact.


  • All Fabric Ships for Free (standard ground, see map)
  • Expedited shipping only available on orders over $2,000 
         Call: (800) 520-7731 for pricing and ship times

Shipping estimates shown on the map pertain to this specific product only. Fabric orders typically ship same day if the order is placed before 12:00 noon CST. Transit times displayed in the map are listed in business days, and are approximate. The day that the order is shipped is not counted as a transit day.

Silt Fence at Construction Site

Silt Fence Used at Subdivision Site

About Silt Fences & Why You Need One For The Construction Of Your New Home

A silt fence is made of posts and absorbent fabric to protect the watershed and infrastructure by forcing runoff to stay in its place. You've probably considered many things for your new home such as the roof, and landscaping, as well as the pros and cons of your driveway. All these projects are important but have you ever considered a silt fence or even know what it is? If not, it's time you take a closer look and learn why a silt fence is a must when building a new home.

Most jurisdictions now require silt fences at all construction sites. Without them, you could end up with a clogged-up sewer let alone messy sediment pouring into the street. If you or your contractor overlook a silt fence, you could face several fines and be surrounded by very angry neighbors.

What Is A Silt Fence?

A silt fence is nothing like your standard fence. It's a temporary barrier used by construction sites for erosion control. According to the Environmental Protection Agency,  it's to hold the soil in disrupted areas. Silt fences will keep the soil you are digging up and moving it around during the home-building process and winding up on roads, in rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, and estuaries. An estuary is a semi-closed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it and has a connection to an ocean or the sea.

Chances are, whether you realize it or not, you have probably seen stilt fences in residential and commercial construction sites. These fences are not something you would leave standing after the construction is completed. The porous fabric, known as geotextile, is held in place with posts. It's critical that these fences are designed and placed correctly by digging, measuring, and trenching to get them right.

Even though there are several different kinds of silt fences, only a very few are used on home construction sites. If installed properly, they are sturdy and should keep sediments away from local roads and/or watersheds.

Common Staked Silt Fences Both Type A and B

Common staked silt fences are usually the ones you would install. A Type A fence requires 36-inch fabric and a minimum post length of 4-inches. Type B requires  22-inch fabric and a minimum post length of  3-inches. The design is basically the same and both types feature wooden or PVC posts.

A Type C Silt Fence

These fences are also known as a wire-back silt fences. According to Dyersburg, Tennessee’s erosion control handbook, Type Cs are constructed with 40-inch metal or steel posts and the installation of 36-inch fabric. These fences are usually recommended for homes being built near creeks, streams, and ponds as the metal posts offer extra reinforcement.

Silt Fence Used for Erosion Control

Silt Fence Along Hillside

Do You Need a Type A, B, or C Silt Fence?

The type of silt fence you will need for your home building requirements will depend on a number of factors. You should consult with your local building inspection department before you decide which fence you will need as well as the design and materials. Many cities will list the information and specs for silt fences on their website. You will be able to download the information you might need. Check with your city for further information.