Project Details For Signal Mountain Wal-Mart
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Prior to this project, all Wal-Mart stores nation wide had silt fence specified for the erosion control measures. This site posed two significant erosion control challenges; first off the history of the site included a manufacturer which left significant amounts of pollutants that had to be contained, and second, the property was bordered on the full length of the site by a Tennessee state protected wetlands. Due to the sensitive nature of this project, the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservaton insisted on improving the BMP’s (Best Management Practices) used. Therefore for the first time in Wal-Mart’s history, Filtrexx Filter Soxx was specified. The entire site was controlled with a perimeter of either 12” or 18” diameter Filter Soxx, and as this photo shows, in the most concentrated locations, a pyramid of Soxx was used. This photo was the morning after a 1” rain and as you can see the water that is on the outside of the Soxx remained clean and clear. Another great advantage of using the Filter Soxx instead of silt fence is that the sock will not fall or be knocked down by heavy rain or falling objects.