MEP Silt Socks are typically laid on the top of the ground along the downward slope areas and alongside slope areas to reduce or prevent sediment runoff and erosion. Silt Socks can be overlapped or butted at the ends for long continuous runs. On flatter slopes Silt Socks may be simply laid in place, as they will retain weight and settle to the ground as water passes through and sediment builds up. As the degree of slope increases, Silt Socks should be secured in place by wooden stakes or other environmental friendly supports. Silt Socks can be moved and reused on site as the job requires. 


If Sock rolls or moves out of position: Use or add more staking

If sock is undermined: Fill in  void or depression. Add overlay Silt Sock to strengthen the high risk area.

If sediment accumulates ½ the sock height, install a second row of Silt Sock on top. 

If Silt Sock becomes deformed due to over dragging, is run over by tire or equipment the Silt Sock can be reconfigured and molded back into a tube shape by hand. 


Holes, rips and tears less the 12” in length plastic zip ties can be used to weave and sew the sock together. In bio degradable situations, Silt Socks can be easily sewed in place on site with string. MEP recommends replacing sections where rips are over 12” long.

If Silt Sock becomes ripped more than ½ the diameter, that section should be cut, tied / zip tied and abutted to the remaining section. If this is at a high strength area an overlapped section should be added in front of the sectioned area.