Erosion Control Baffles
An effective way to lengthen the flow path of runoff is to install baffles that force the water to move from side to side in the basin. These are typically made of coir fiber material, though sometimes silt fencing can be utilized depending on the assessment of a job site. The goal is to create a long, back-and-forth flow path.
Sediment traps on job sites are not efficient when there is swift, turbulent water running in a straight line. We work with grading companies, land developers, water treatment facilities, and general contractors to manage runoff with baffles in sediment basins and other unsettled areas to allow sediment to settle before the water is discharged into a river, stream, or landscape. Using baffles to slow, calm, and distribute the water can help solve erosion issues and keep a site SWPPP compliant.