Check Dam

Effectively slow and interrupt runoff in ditches with Check Dam BMPs

Check Dam BMPs are generally used in ditches, channels, and swales to protect specific areas by slowing concentrated stormwater flow velocity, reducing bed erosion, and filtering sediment, pollutants and other particles. Check dam BMPs are highly effective at reducing flow velocities, simple to construct and require very low maintenance. MKB Company offers a variety of products for check dams including SiltSoxx compost filter sock, SiltSoxx RH rice hull filter sock, Straw Wattle, and RockSock. If the application requires pollutant removal features, our EnviroSoxx® pollutant filter sock line provides a diverse set of additives that can be incorporated to the filter sock in any check dam configuration.



Lower lifetime cost compared to rock check dams or silt fence check dams


No trenching, with the exception of straw wattles


Variety of BMPs to meet your project’s needs and budget


Easy removal and disposal


Made in USA


Filtrexx SiltSoxx, the original compost filter sock, is now a part of the MKB family. Get the same quality and research-backed product that you’ve come to trust for sediment control.
Filled with rice hull filter media, SiltSoxx RH is the newest, lightest filter sock for your BMP toolbox. Use SiltSoxx RH just like a compost filter sock for standard sediment control applications.
Straw wattles are a staple of any BMP toolbox. Choose from a selection of common wattles, advanced netting wattles, or biodegradable wattles.
Easy to install, hard to beat. Reliable and durable, multiple CFS Installer Netting types ensure the right fit for field installation with blower trucks or track machines.
The netting you choose matters. The most competitive, advanced, and recognized compost filter sock nettings in the industry are now available for you to manufacture and market.
Straw wattles are a staple of any BMP toolbox. Our line of Filtrexx straw wattle netting allows you to manufacture a variety of high-quality wattles.
Trap sediment from stormwater runoff that flows onto roadways from construction activities. Durable and reusable, RockSock stays put in concentrated flows without trenching, stakes, or anchors.
Stop pollutants from leaving your site today – EnviroSoxx targets over 20 common post-construction stormwater pollutants including metals, nutrients, hydrocarbons, bacteria, pH, and suspended solids.


Drainage Ditches

Small Channels


Impervious surfaces


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