Floating Turbidity Barriers consist of a top flotation boom, an impervious fabric skirt extending downward underwater, and a heavy galvanized steel chain sealed into a hem along the bottom of the skirt to provide ballast. End hems are heat-sealed around a rope and grommeted to allow attachment to each other with rope or bolts/nuts/washers.
Why Turbidity Barriers in Florida?
Turbidity Barriers are recommended for construction sites located in protected areas that are exposed only to light winds and to current velocities of less than one foot per second. This type of site may include ponds, shallow lakes, small streams, and marshes.
Anchorage consisting of stakes or concrete blocks may be required to maintain the barrier in its required position. Turbidity Barrier sections are connected by rope lacing or nylon ties which must be furnished by others.