Ponding & filtering BMP requiring no trenching.
110 linear feet can be installed in less than 5 minutes with a 3-man crew & a skid steer.
Less labor costs and fewer inefficiencies lead to cost comparability with traditional silt fencing.
The Diamond Sock is environmentally friendly: filler material = biodegradable; therefore, all that requires cleanup (in most cases) is the netting material.
Diamond Sock dynamically ponds & filters runoff allowing the BMP to do its job better and for a longer period of time.
Can be used for numerous applications such as: perimeter control, inlet protection, ditch checks, and slope interruption.
Hardwood stakes shall be installed through the middle of continuous Diamond Sock on 10-ft intervals.
Diamond Sock may also be staked on the down slope side with stakes tilted downward wedging the sock in place. Staking depth for sand, clay, and silt loam soils shall be 12-inches.
In the event staking is not possible (when Diamond Sock is used on concrete or paved hard surface) heavy concrete blocks shall be used behind the sock to help stabilize during rainfall/runoff events. Where two sections meet, j-hook higher elevation end, or side overlap ends 1-2-ft and tightly side-butt. Stake through each end and add loose material as needed.
Palletized pre-cut Diamond Socks can be used in areas where machine access is difficult, the sock needs to be occasionally moved, or the Sock needs to run diagonal to grade. Diamond Sock sectional installation allows periodic “j-hooks” at section ends. This prevents parallel unchecked water flow that can undermine the Sock.
CFS Joint: Where two CFS sections meet on level grade, overlap the adjoining ends, tightly butt together, and stake through each end. Where Two sections meet on un-level grade, j-hook higher elevation end, stake, and begin new section just below. Use loose mulch to fill any voids in joint.
Diamond Socks should be inspected after each runoff event. Sediment should be removed once it has accumulated to one-half the original height of the Sock.
Repair with handwork if a given section of Diamond Sock shows signs of undercutting. Reinforce with handwork if a given section of the Sock shows signs of pushing.
A given section of Diamond Sock shall be replaced whenever it has deteriorated to such an extent that the effectiveness is reduced or diminished. Deterioration could occur because of natural mesh fabric breakdown over time or abusive field activities such as dragging/moving on the jobsite or driving over CFS.
Diamond Sock shall remain in place until disturbed areas have been stabilized.
All sediment accumulation at Diamond Sock shall be removed and properly disposed of before uninstalling the Sock. Where allowed by law, the Diamond Sock may be cut open to spread the filler material around the site. Netting shall be removed from jobsite.