There is a better silt fence.  Stronger systems, with reinforced fabric,  higher flow rates, and exceptional filtering values.

 Lower flow rates, improper T-Post spacing, & non-reinforced silt fence fabric combine for a failed install.

Lower flow rates, improper T-Post spacing, & non-reinforced silt fence fabric combine for a failed install.

 6' to 8' T-Post spacing is ideal.  Again, stronger reinforced fabric that is coupled with high flow rate.

6' to 8' T-Post spacing is ideal.  Again, stronger reinforced fabric that is coupled with high flow rate.

 190+ gallons/ ft2/ minute flow rate, lowering of NTU's drastically.

190+ gallons/ ft2/ minute flow rate, lowering of NTU's drastically.

 Reinforced fabric eliminates need for banding strips.

Reinforced fabric eliminates need for banding strips.