Dam or Filter – What’s the Difference When It Comes to Sediment Control?

Craig A. Shultz

Today a plethora of sediment control products exist to choose from. How are they different and how are they the same? What really matters when it comes to sediment control products? This presentation will answer these questions about sediment control products.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Determine Difference Between Filtering and Damming Sediment Control Products
  • Application Differences Between Filtering and Damming Sediment Control Products
  • Performance Difference Between Filtering and Damming Sediment Control Products

Presented by Craig A. Shultz – Business Development Manager, American Excelsior Company

Mr. Craig Shultz is employed by American Excelsior Company - Earth Science Division - Arlington, TX, as the Business Development Manager. Mr. Shultz graduated from the University of Kansas. He has worked on numerous E&S control projects and has experience with rolled erosion controls blankets, Turf Reinforcement Mats, hydraulic mulches, Alternative Daily Landfill Cover and other erosion and sediment control products. He is an active member of ASTM where he serves as the Chairman of Task Group D18.25.08 (Sediment Control). Mr. Shultz participates in the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC). In addition, Mr. Shultz is an industry member on the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) Technical Committee on Erosion Control Products and Sediment Retention Devices.