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  • 76″x40″ Oval SedCage for Interstate Medians

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    These photos were taken shortly after a heavy rain. Water is seeping through the monofilament geotextile and a slight amount of water is going over the unrestricted overflow. Note all of the sediment in the foreground. This particular grate is an Ohio DOT #4, which is a 64”x39” V-Grate. The bottom of the SedCage is cambered to match the pitch of the v-grate.  They sell for $145.00.

    SedCages are shipped with the monofilament geotextile pre-attached to the welded rod frame. The only assembly required is attaching the spreader rods with 4 wing nuts and filling the provided sandbags to place around the device.

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    SedCages are built to take all the abuse online casino Mother Nature can dish out. They even stand up to gully washers that send rocks downstream. We can honestly say that we are not aware of a single SedCage that has ever failed due to wind, rain, or sun.

    There are two types of SedCages, the Original, in which the tail of the SedCage is tucked under the grate, and the Sandbag models, which are used if the grate is not supported on all edges or if the grate is so heavy it is impractical to lift.

    Installation of the 76”x40” SedCage; Attach spreader rods with 4 wing nuts, fill sandbags half full with sand or gravel so they lie wide and flat (desired thickness is 2”). Position SedCage over grate, make sure the geotextile flap is extended outward, and surround SedCage with sandbags. The empty sandbags, support bars, and hardware included. Patent Pending.

  • Pipe Inlet Protection Practicum at the IECA Convention

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    “FINALLY, Inlet Protection for Pipes” was selected for a practicum at the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) annual conference (Nashville, February 25-28, 2014) on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. The practicum will explain why SedJackets are more efficient than ditch checks, why they are the preferred method for work in roadside swales, and how they are being used. We hope to see you there. For more information on the conference go to http://www.ieca.org/conference/annual/ec.asp.

  • Interstate Median Inlet Protection for V-Grates

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    SedCatch just completed testing of a new SedCage for the large v-grates often found in the median of Interstates. The oval SedCage has a cambered bottom which matches up with the v-grate. The grate does not have to be removed for installation.  The new SedCage fits a wide range of v-grates from 56”x34” thru 66”x42”. This particular grate is an Ohio DOT No. 4, which has a 64”x39” grate. The SedCage sells for $145.00 Contact your local distributor for details.

    The 76”x40” SedCage (SC76x40) is a durable inlet protection device. It is made from a series of preformed welded rods and covered with a monofilament geotextile. They offer significant savings over the 2×4 and silt fence method. Grates with concrete aprons (where the silt fence has to go around the perimeter) offer even greater savings.

    To Install: The grate does not have to be removed for installation. Position support bars in the marked location and secure with a bolt and wing nut (finger tight). Fill sandbags half full with sand or gravel so they will lie wide and flat (desired thickness is 2”). Position SedCage over grate, make sure the geotextile flap is extended outward, and surround SedCage with sandbags. Empty sandbags, support bars, and hardware are included. Patent Pending.

     

  • Tennessee DOT Approves the SedJacket for Pipe Inlet Protection

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    The Tennessee DOT recently put the SedJacket on the Department’s Qualified Products List. The SedJacket has been approved as an alternate product to Standard Drawing EC-STR-11 for culvert protection on 10”, 12”, 15”, 18” 21” and 24” culverts. Users of the SedJacket will enjoy lower costs than the gravel method both in initial installation and restoration costs.

    The Department does not maintain an approved list for this Standard Drawing, but the SedJacket will be added to the Department’s Qualified Products List under “Miscellaneous”.  SedJackets have the added advantage of allowing the ditch to drain completely between rains, allowing grass to grow in the bottom of the channel.

  • SedCage Stands Up to Gravel From Heavy Rains

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    42” SedCage protecting a 27”x27” grate
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    James Schwieterman, an intern with the Ohio EPA, was impressed with the durability of the SedCage. A heavy storm sent rocks and gravel down a steep swale toward a yard inlet that was protected by a SedCage. The SedCage stood up to the challenge.

    James did not think casino that any other devices or methods would have survived the storm. The SedCage is made with galvanized steel rods, formed and welded from galvanized welded rod, which supports the monofilament geotextile every 36 square inches. It was designed to hold up the worst of storms. Note the line of straw on the right side of the first photo. The large overflow opening of the SedCage allowed the full capacity of the grate to be utilized, which prevented the road from flooding.