Compost Silt Sock


Many people hear the term “silt sock” or Filtrexx® SiltSoxx™ and wonder what exactly it is. Compost silt sock is a mesh tube which is filled with a specially ground wood compost blend. It is typically used for site perimeter erosion control to help stop sediments and pollutants from running offsite. Silt sock is quickly replacing silt fencing in many regions of the United States; especially in the Marcellus Shale gas regions of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Filtrexx® SiltSoxx™ or Compost Filter sock (CFS) has many benefits over silt fence. One of the primary benefits is its ability to stop sediments from migrating down site, while actually filtering the runoff water as it passes through the compost silt sock. Another added benefit of compost silt sock over silt fence is that there is no need to return to the site later for removal. Silt Sock can simply be sliced open and left to decompose in the natural environment. Finally, unlike silt fence, silt sock’s weight actually helps anchor it to the ground with the addition of stakes, therefore preventing seepage under the silt sock.

If you are a gas or energy company looking to work directly with a qualified silt sock installer, we’re it! Our crews have completed all necessary Safeland Certification Training and insured to meet your requirements. We are very farmiliar with the MSA process and look forward to working to serve your company. If you are a site contractor in need of silt sock installation, or simply a homeowner in need of perimeter silt sock installation for sediment control; Gilliland Energy can handle it all.
Gilliland Energy provides full service erosion control services to natural gas drilling companies, gas well site contractors, and residential properties throughout west central Pennsylvania (west central PA). We have the capability to install compost silt sock (Filter silt sock) & Filtrexx® SiltSoxx™  in Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson, McKean, Tioga, & Warren counties. This includes areas like Bradford, Clearfield, Dubois, Indiana, Lock Haven, Punxsutawney, St. Marys, State College, & Wellsboro. We have recently expanded our erosion control division to better service the entire Marcellus and Utica Shale regions of Western pennsylvania, Northern Pennsylvania, Southern New York, Eastern Ohio, & Northern West Virginia.

Gilliland Energy’s professionals have the knowledge and equipment to provide:

Compost Filter Sock Fabrication & Installation (Silt sock installtion)
Silt Sock Sizes ranging from 8-32″
Straw Blowing and Fiber Mulching
Erosion Control Blanket (Straw Blanket Installation)
Palletized Silt Sock Products (8″, 12″, & 18″ inch Filtrexx® SiltSoxx™)

To learn more about our other erosion control services, click the links above. Gilliland Energy strives to provide efficient & effective erosion control services to meet your needs. Whether you need Filtrexx® SiltSoxx™ or silt sock installed throughout the entire Marcellus Shale & Utica Shale or locally here in western or central PA, simply fill out our online quote request form or call us at (814) 205-4034 today.


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James, you did and amazing job. Your crew was not only knowledgeable but incredibly efficient & easy to work with. Thanks for getting the project done on schedule.

Brad K., North Country Enterprises

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