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One of the greatest environmental concerns we face these days is soil erosion. This is a widespread problem due to the rise of urbanization and a multitude of construction projects that are ongoing. Inlet protection helps mitigate the negative effects of soil erosion that results from soil disturbance on New Jersey construction sites.

When buildings are constructed, the land is ripped up and dug out, exposing the soil to possible erosion. Sediments dug up during construction can find their way to the city’s water system through storm sewers, storm grates and storm inlets. This includes large projects and small projects.

Because of the potential danger to our environment, the government has required contractors to use a professional-grade inlet filter and to erect their own sediment control solutions and measures when starting any new project. Inlet protection can be constructed from rock socks, sediment control logs, silt fence, block and rock socks, or other materials approved by the local jurisdiction.

The Benefits of Securing Your Job Site with Inlet Protection

Erosion Control:

Inlet protection acts as a robust barrier against sediment runoff, preventing erosion and maintaining the integrity of your job site. It ensures that valuable soil stays in place, reducing the environmental impact.

Compliance with Regulations:

Stay on the right side of environmental regulations. Inlet protection measures demonstrate your commitment to responsible construction practices, helping you avoid potential fines and delays associated with non-compliance.

Water Quality Preservation:

By effectively filtering and trapping sediment, inlet protection contributes to preserving water quality. This not only benefits the surrounding environment but also safeguards local water bodies from contamination.

Long-Term Cost Savings:

Investing in inlet protection upfront can save you money in the long run. By preventing sedimentation in stormwater systems, you reduce maintenance costs and potential damages to downstream infrastructure.

Maintaining Project Schedule:

Sediment runoff can lead to delays and disruptions on the job site. Inlet protection helps keep your project on schedule by minimizing the impact of erosion and ensuring a stable work environment.

Enhanced Safety:

A well-protected inlet adds an extra layer of safety to your job site. It minimizes the risk of sediment-related accidents, creating a secure working environment for your team.

Community Relations:

Show your commitment to environmental stewardship and community well-being. Implementing inlet protection measures demonstrates responsible construction practices, enhancing your reputation with local communities.

Coir Wattles

These wattles are 6” x 12’ machine fabricated cylinders consisting of 100% coconut fiber encased in a high tensile machine spun bristle coconut coir fiber twine. Coirwattles come with a protective burlap wrapping. Small in diameter and versatile, coirwattles can be used on slopes, wrapped around culverts, replace straw bales and silt fencing, just to name a few! They slow the flow of water to reduce erosion and slow the run off by interrupting the length of the slope.

Wooden Inlet

Our filter fabric inlet protection consists of a 4×4 wood box frame with holes and rock around the box. This is used for reducing the amount of silt and debris that may enter a storm water inlet during construction. The stone and wood frame is placed around the storm drain to collect debris as it enters the opening.

silt sack inlet protection in new jersey


Siltsack inlet protection is a sediment control device used to prevent silt and sediment from entering your drainage system. It catches the silt and sediment while allowing water to pass through freely. Siltsack can be used as a primary or secondary sediment control device to prevent failure of your drainage system due to clogging. It must be maintained on a regular basis to function properly.

Also Available

  • Chicken wire with stone
  • Coir logs
  • Filter fabric wrap
  • Straw wattles

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