SedCatch SedCages

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SedCages are designed and built to handle all that Mother Nature can dish out. We can honestly say that we are not aware of a single SedCage that has ever failed due to water, wind, or sun. All SedCages have a large, unrestricted overflow, which in nearly all cases exceeds the flow capacity of the grate.


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“Above-the-Grate” inlet protection

  • Fully assembled.
  • Can be installed in minutes with one man.
  • No trenching or backfilling.
  • 50 SedCages to a stack.
  • Re-usable.
  • Does not restrict opening in a flood.
  • Heavy monofilament geotextile fabric resists tearing.
  • Welded rod frame stands up to jobsite abuse.
  • Compatible with square, rectangular, round, behive, V-grates, etc.


Comments from Users

  • They are so much better than the “orange” product that floods until you poke holes in it. – F.A. Columbus, Ohio
  • We have some SedCages that have been used on 3-4 jobs over a 3 year period. – DL, Dayton, OH
  • Saves us money, especially the ones with larger concrete aprons around the inlet. – TG, Cleveland, OH
  • It is automatic. When we install a basin, we pop on a SedCage. They never need repairs, we never had to flush a pipe.
  • You can grade right up to them. Even with the SedCage installed you can still see the concrete apron so you can get your grades right. Saves us time and callbacks. You can even nudge them and they don’t break.
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There are two types of SedCage models

The Original Model works by tucking the tail or skirt of the SedCage is under the grate.  The Original is compatible with all inlets in which all edges of the grate are supported by the frame, which includes 90% of all grates.  The tail is pinched between the frame and grate for a sediment tight seal.  It is the lesser expensive model, and the easiest to install.

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The Sandbag Model is used on inlets where the grate is not supported on all edges, or if the grate is so heavy it is impractical to lift.

Why use a SedCatch® SedCage™…

• Can be installed in minutes with one man.
• Heavy welded framework withstands abuse.
• Does not restrict opening in a flood.
• Can be installed at the time the basin is set.
• No trenching or backfilling.
• No landscaping repairs needed upon removal.

• Re-usable.
• No assembly required.
• Foolproof installation, simply tuck fabric under grate.
• Heavy monofilament geotextile fabric resists tearing.
• Four standard sizes to fit most any grate.
• Custom size Sediment Cages available.

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SedCatch SedCage All Sizes

32” Sediment Cage
Fits Square Grates from 12”x12” through 22”x22”
Fits Round Grates from 12” thru 24” in diameter
Fits Rectangular Grates with a diagonal between 17” and 31” (a2 + b2 = c2)

42” Sediment Cage
Fits Square Grates from 23”x23” through 30”x30”
Fits Round Grates from 25” thru 34” in diameter
Fits Rectangular Grates with a diagonal between 32” and 41”(a2 + b2 = c2)

52” Sediment Cage
Fits Square Grates from 31”x31” through 37”x37”
Fits Round Grates from 35” thru 44” in diameter
Fits Rectangular Grates with a diagonal between 42” and 51”(a2 + b2 = c2)

62” Sediment Cage (Not Shown)
Fits Square Grates from 38”x38” through 44”x44”
Fits Round Grates from 45” thru 54” in diameter
Fits Rectangular Grates with a diagonal between 52” and 61”(a2 + b2 = c2)

Standard Drawings & Geotextile Properties

Material Specifications

We have selected the geotextile with the properties that give the best results under most circumstances. If your site is unique and/or if the engineer or inspector has a preference for a different geotextile specification, we can manufacture the sediment basket with the requested fabric. We probably have the geotextile in stock and can accommodate your request with a two week lead time.

Advantages Of Wireback In Inlet Protection

Supports The Geotextile Better Than The 2×4’s And Silt Fence Method

The heavy welded wire framework not only is strong enough to support 2 men, its wire mesh construction gives superior support to the geotextile on the sides too. SedCatch brings all of the advantages of wireback to inlet protection.


Job Site Abuse — Still Working After 2 Years

This 2 year old Sediment Cage™ has taken a beating. A dozer has pushed dirt against it and it has been backed into. You can see from the accumulated sediment that it is still working.



FAQs of SedCatch® Sediment Cage™

Should I use a Sediment Cage or Sediment Basket?
Use a Sediment Cage unless there could be an issue with it causing an obstruction. They have higher sediment removal rates and generally require less maintenance.

When should a Sediment Cage™  be installed?
The best time to install a Sediment Cage™ is at the time the basin is set. It will keep sediment out, thereby keeping the job in compliance. Since it rests on the apron, you don’t even have to wait to backfill.

How do you install a Sediment Cage™? 
Lift the grate, tuck the geotextile skirt under the grate, replace the grate. Takes minutes.

Will it get in the way of final grading?
No, since it does not require stakes, final grading can be done with the Sediment Cage in place.

Can a Sediment Cage™ be removed without requiring landscaping repairs?
Yes, simply lift the grate and remove Sediment Cage™. It does not require a pick, hammer, or shovel, and you don’t have any trash to dispose of. Remove and store for re-use.

Is a Sediment Cage™ reusable?
The heavy monofilament geotextile is so strong and well supported by the wire that they are often used on several different jobs.

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