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Regulations regarding the containment and control of erosion on land development sites have increased as the understanding of the adverse effects of soil erosion have advanced.

Traditionally, methods of controlling erosion have included silt fences, erosion control blankets, hay bale barriers, temporary seeding and windbreaks. In recent years, compost has been recognized as a beneficial material for erosion control and is identified as a viable best management practice (BMP).

One of the most versatile and effective compost-based erosion control products is the compost filter sock. A compost filter sock is a mesh tube filled with composted material that forms a type of contained compost filter berm. The silt sock is typically placed on the top of the ground down-slope from runoff areas to control runoff and reduce soil erosion.

A filter sock is an effective alternative to traditional sediment and erosion control products such as a silt screen or silt fence. While there are several manufacturers of silt socks, Filtrexx International, LLC has developed a filter sock that meets all federal and state filter sock specifications, is patented, customizable and applicable to a variety of project applications. Known as FilterSoxx™, or SiltSoxx™ this product offers many advantages over traditional silt fence.

Filtrexx FilterSoxx™ Provide More Project Flexibility
The Filtrexx FilterSoxx™ can be filled in place or filled elsewhere on the project site and moved where needed. In contrast to silt fence, filter socks can be seeded and left on the project site as a permanent application. This not only reduces project costs, but adds to the post-project aesthetic. Their ease of installation makes them an effective solution in steep and rocky-sloped areas where traditional methods such as silt fence are not feasible.

Compost filter socks can be vegetated or un-vegetated to suit individual project needs. Vegetated filter socks provide permanent erosion control as the vegetation grows through the sock into the slope, further anchoring the filter sock. Additionally, un-vegetated filter socks can be cut open when the project is completed, and the compost can be used on the site as soil amendment or mulch.

Filtrexx FilterSoxx™ Is Easier To Install

In contrast to silt fence, installation of compost filter socks does not require disturbing the soil, making Filtrexx® an important component of Low Impact Development. Additionally, since the compost-based materials do not require soil disturbance, they can be installed on frozen ground or pavement, making them among the most versatile erosion control products.

Filtrexx FilterSoxx™ Is Environmentally-Friendly/Green

Filtrexx is a proven green technology containing compost made from a variety of renewable, bio based, recycled materials. Additionally, use of filter socks reduces the amount of post-project waste as the sock compost media can be used on the site as soil amendment or mulch after the project is completed.

Filter socks offer many advantages over silt fence for erosion control in a variety of project applications. While there are several manufacturers of silt socks, Filtrexx International, LLC has developed a filter sock that meets all federal and state filter sock specifications, is patented, customizable and provides greater flexibility and reduced project costs. Weaver Express is a leading installer and manufacturer of Filtrexx® compost based erosion control products. To learn more about the numerous advantages of Filtrexx® materials over traditional silt fence and other erosion control materials contract the qualified project team at Weaver Express at 866-396-8524 or sales@weaver express.com.

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