Home > Inlet Protection for Storm Drains > Dandy Bag

Dandy Bag Sediment Control Solutions

View Dandy Bag Sizes >

What sizes are Dandy Bags available in?
Dandy Bags are available in various sizes ranging from 23” – 46” and are available in a variety of different styles to meet specific application requirements

View other Dandy Sediment Control Products >

Dandy curb bag

Discover Dandy Curb Bag, The Reliable Inlet Filter That Separates Silt From Storm Water

When you need a reliable, durably professional-strength filter, look no further than the Dandy Curb Bag. This product is designed and patented for use on curb and gutter inlets. Dandy Curb Bag filers out the most difficult sediments in stormwater. Suspended solids are allowed to settle out of the flow and captured in this very touch Dandy Curb Gag before entering the inlet

Dandy Comes With Excellent Benefits

• The design keeps sediment, silt, and debris out of storm systems.

• Conforms easily to the shape of curbs with its unique design.

• Designed with built-in protective overflow.

• Eliminates and decreases the need to flush and clean inlets.

• Made from bright orange monofilament geotextile to easily view.

• Various sizes to fit all curb and gutter inlets.

• Install, maintain, inspect, and reuse easily.

Installation & Maintenance

Installation -

• The empty Dandy Curb Bag is placed over the grate while the grate stands on end.

• If using oil absorbents, place the absorbent pillow on the bottom of the grate pouch.

• Attach the absorbent pillow to the tether loop.

• Tuck the endosure flap inside to ensure the grate is completely enclosed.

• Hold the lifting straps, place the grate into its frame (street side first) than lower back edge

with dam into place, Do Not depend on lifting the straps to support the entire weight of the


• When correctly installed, the Dandy Curb Gag should partially block the curb hood.

Maintenance -

• Remove all collected sediment and debris from the surface and surrounding vicinity of the

unit after each storm.

• Remove the sediment that has collected within the containment area of the Dandy Curb Bag

when needed.

If you are using oil absorbents, remove and replace the absorbent pillow when close to saturation.

dandy bag - Sack

Excellent Filtration For Removing Stormwater Sediments

Get The Best Results With Dandy

• The unique design keeps silt, sediment, and debris out of the storm system.

• Reduces the need to flush or clean inlets.

• Made from an orange monofilament geotextile that is easily seen in all weather conditions.

• Various sizes for all inlets in any municipality.

• Easy to maintain, install, and inspect.

• Can be reused.

Installation & Maintenance

Installation -

• Place an empty Dandy Bag over the grate as it’s standing on end.

• If using oil absorbents, place the absorbent pillow in the pouch on the bottom of the unit and

connect it to the tether loop.

• Hold the lifting device and place the grate into its frame. Do not depend on lifting the device

to support the entire weight.

Maintenance -

• Accumulated sediment and debris should be removed from the surface and surrounding

vicinity after each storm.

• Remove accumulated sediment in the containment area of the Dandy Bag when needed.

• When using oil absorbents, remove and replace the absorbent pillow when close to saturation.

Protect Curb Inlets From Sludge-Filled Rainwater

A study showed you will get excellent durability from this Dandy product. This product was developed especially for cub inlet and median inlet without grates. It can handle the worst sludge-filled rainwater, filtering out the slowed flow that is easily captured by the Dandy Curb from entering the inlet.

Excellent Benefits From Dandy

• This patented design if very unique for keeping silt and debris out of a storm system.

• The product is created to fit the shape of the curb.

• Designed with a built-in protective overflows

• Reduces and/or eliminates the need to clean or flush which will save a great deal of time.

• Made with a from a bright orange monofilament geotextile to easily see.

• Various sizes for any curb and inlet.

• Available with optional absorbents.

• Easy installation, maintenance, and inspection.

• Can be reused.

Installation & Maintenance

Installation -

• Place the Dandy Curb on eh ground with the aggregate pouch on the street side near the inlet

where it will be installed.

• Open the Velcro access pouch located on the street side of the unit.

• If using oil absorbents, place the sock in the pouch and push back in the pouch.

• Fill the pouch with aggregate to a level that will keep the unit in place during an event and

construct a seal between the product and the surface of the street.

• Reseal Velcro access. Center the unit against the curb or median inlet opening making

sure there is an equal length of the Dandy Curb overhanging on each side of the opening.

Maintenance -

• Remove all accumulated sediment and debris fro the surface and around the vicinity of the

until after each storm.

• If using the optional oil absorbents, remove and replace absorbents when close to saturation.

Specifically Designed To Hang Under A Storm Grate For Filtration & Maximum Inlet Protection

Maximum Benefits From The Dandy Sack

• An Affordable Price

• Very easy installation and no rebar required.

• Internal straps offer added support and security when installing and removing.

• A manageable 2-foot containment area.

• Easy to see due to the bright orange monofilament geotextile.

• Available in 3 standard sizes for a variety of inlets.

• Available with 3 optional absorbents.

• Comes with patented curb-filtering technology.

Installation & Maintenance

Installation -

• Remove the grate from the basin.

• If using absorbents, place the absorbent pillow in the pouch on the bottom of the unit.

• Stand the grate on its end. Move the lifting straps on the top to get them out of the way and then place the grate into the Dandy Sock in order for the grate to be below the top straps and above the lower straps.

• While lifting the straps, insert the grate into the inlet.

Maintenance -

Remove all accumulated sediment and debris from the area of the unit after each storm.

After a storm, at regular intervals, look inside the Dandy sock. If it’s more than 1/3 full of sediment, you must empty the unit.

Empty the unit by lifting the unit, using the lifting straps and remove the grate. If using an oil absorbent, replace the absorbent pillow when close to saturation.

Construction Safety

With construction sites, there are many things that can come into play. If a site is not properly maintained, things can go wrong. In a construction environment, many things can lead to very dangerous situations. If a site is not properly cared for, workers and people around the site. can be at a greater risk of harm.

Clean Up

The construction site should always be safe so the company is responsible for the construction of the infrastructure and must ensure that measures are taken to secure safely. Hiring a construction site cleanup company will help enormously to make sure everyone remains safe.

You Must Practice Safety

Every construction site must teach workers the importance of practicing safety within the construction environment. All workers must adhere to all aspects including operating heavy equipment, and tools along with basic first aid if an emergency arises.

Every construction worker must be encouraged to practice the following basic safety actions:

All areas should be checked and rechecked including the surrounding areas. Equipment including tall ladders and scaffolding plays a huge role in the construction of a building. Therefore, it’s important that all equipment is working properly. You should double-check with the foreman or manager on the site that the equipment has been properly inspected. If there is equipment that is showing flaws and can pose a danger, it should not be used.

Show added caution when dealing with electricity. As I’m sure you know, electricity operates machinery and equipment on the site. You must take care that cables are protected and are properly secured. Also, make sure machinery is working properly and there are no flaws. Checking everything you or other workers will be using goes a really long way toward safety. Also, know what each piece of equipment or machinery is used for and only qualified workers are operating them.

Watch out for signs that could lead to incidences that can be very dangerous. Sparks can cause fires and even greater accidents on the site if not taken control of in a very timely manner.

When speaking of safety gear and clothes, construction companies must make sure their workers are given the appropriate safety equipment and clothing such as hard hats, excellent visibility such as safety goggles, safety boots that are slip-resistant, and puncture-proof and don’t forget gloves earmuffs, and earplugs. Every piece of safety clothing must be suited to the job that a worker is undertaking.

Construction Site Fatalities

The sad fact is, there are fatalities that occur on construction sites. However, this can be prevented or at least minimal levels as much as possible. If safety practices and precautions are in place, fatalities can be avoided. Practice safety – prevent fatalities!

Use Qualified Workers At All Times

It’s absolutely imperative that workers in the construction industry are qualified for their jobs. In order to ensure safety, only use qualified people who know how to operate tools, equipment, and machinery.

Everyone from managers to construction workers must be held accountable for safety and negligence to make sure the site is safe during every single project that includes construction.

How To Fight Stormwater Pollution

The fact is, the soil absorbs stormwater which could be melted snow or just rainwater. It runs off into streets or lawns. In urban areas, it often runs into surfaces that prevent it from soaking into the ground so the water ends up in storm drains and sewer systems.

Our driveways and parking lots, along with some grass cuttings may seem fine at the time but all of these things impact the ability for controlling stormwater. Stormwater can cause damage such as flooding and erosion of stream banks, sewer overflows, and can also destroy animal habitats, and contaminate rivers or coastal waters.

When you hear the term Stormwater Control, you might just blow it off but the city drinking water can pick up pollutants, trash, chemicals, sediments, and other harmful components that can enter the city’ s water reservoirs. Any of you who remember the Flint Michigan water crisis, people did not have clean water for several years. This is just one example that poses a threat due to not controlling stormwater runoff.

There are many ways to stop the flow of dirty stormwater including what people can do with their homes. Green roofs are very popular nowadays and will help to control the problem. Simply have a garden on your roof. On the other hand, most green roofs are designed for businesses that have flat roofs. You can also place barrels outside to collect the rainwater and then use it for other things such as irrigation or for watering your plants.

The EPA has several stormwater control improvements such as rain barrel infiltration trenchers, vegetative swales, rain gardens, etc.

If you have decided you no longer want to spend hours on your yard and want something simpler, you can use a permeable material or use one of the above-mentioned alternatives. Keep in mind, gutters and curbs are big at collecting polluted stormwater that you might not have control over. Also, you can take steps to prevent stormwater from taking the sediments and sludge into the sewer system.

Using Curb Inlet Filters

Using curb inlet filters is managing stormwater to prevent sediment from polluting drainage systems. This is a permeable material so water is going to drain quickly. Solving one problem could lead to another problem when the water starts moving into the streets than on to a pond or causing flooding. Storms can set back construction projects that will leave your site flooded and not a pleasant site to try and deal with. These inlet filters are not difficult and are easy to install. By providing the water can escape without bringing the pollutants along with it really will help prevent flooding. It’s not the water that’s causing blockages to the drainage systems. It’s what the water is catching and bringing along with it. Also, these curb inlet filter will not set your job back any further than is absolutely necessary.

Beware Of Sandbags

There are normal curb inlet products that can actually cause more harm than good. Typically, people will use sandbags but they are not exactly small. They can easily break apart presenting their own issues. Some of those issues include causing front-end damage to passing cars along with their alignments. As sandbag issues are preventable, you could end up with claims against you. More serious issues could include a broken sandbag scattering which can be life-threatening as obstructions to speeding cars. Also, if the sandbag bursts, the drain is more than likely to end up full which is the complete opposite of what you were trying to do.

Also, sand and sandbags will add to your site not being safe because water will pool and cause more than just a little damage. Pooling water can increase the chances of accidents as workers try to wade through it but end up tracking this mess everywhere which can lead to slips, trips, or the chances of falling.

Look into Dandy Products Curb Inlet Filters, Curb Bags, and Curb Sacks!

The curb inlet filter is perfect for a non-grated curb inlet but there are many similar products if you don’t need this one. Sacks, skimmers, pops, and bags are good if you have an inlet, hole, grate, or something else. Chances are, there is a product that you can purchase to cover it and prevent sediment, oil, or other elements from getting into the stormwater.

Tips For Finishing Up Your Construction Project

Before you can even begin cleaning up, you need to filter out the sediments from the drainage using an inlet filter, a filter bag, a curb bag, or any other device or sediment trap.

A General Cleanup

You need to start with a general cleanup. For a newly constructed building, whether residential or commercial, clean and scrub the walls, ceilings, appliances, trims, the baseboards, doors windows, and just about anything with a surface. This will prevent harmful materials from affecting any future occupants.

Dusting is critical. After construction, there will be a buildup of dust just about everywhere. Dust can be harmful to your health so make sure you check the tops and undersides of doors and hinges for dust, dirt, and debris. Also if there is extra paint that was leftover, make sure to clean it up.

Any interior masonry should also be properly cleaned up before you move on to the next project.

Vacuum or sweep the floors and carpet and be sure to remove any paint splatters or scuff marks from the floors.

Make sure to wipe off the faucets and knobs, especially the electrical switches or outlets as dust build-up can lead to fire hazards.

Be sure to sweep the outside decks and porches along with the driveway and garage.

Pressure washing is recommended to ensure all harmful elements have been washed away.

Clean all appliances and make sure there is no caulking or dust left behind. Also, make sure to remove all labels and plastic that have been overlooked.

We highly recommend you check out all state mandates and professional cleaners to ensure you are offering a site and building that are free of toxins so they are ready for use. This will save you from issues later on by avoiding fines, lawsuits, and/or angry clients.

Make sure you remove all dust or sediment from the area and make sure nothing is washed into the surrounding water or into the environment. Be sure to scrub down everything to prevent any harmful chemicals from affecting future occupants.

Prevent Sediment & Erosion Threats

The effects of erosion and sediment can be pretty awful. It can reduce stream capacity and flooding while filling ecosystems with many hazardous and dangerous materials. If there are suspended sediments, there will be a loss in water quality because sunlight will be blocked, there will be a reduction in photosynthesis, a decrease in plant growth, have destroyed habitats, carry pollutants elsewhere, and much more.

Recently, there has been a response to control soil loss from construction sites because erosion and sedimentation have caused serious issues. These sites are also at risk as most of these places are large open areas that are exposing soil and earth to storms and rainwater. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System in the U.S. has put regulations into place.

It is mandatory that sediment control is in place for steep slopes or larger exposed areas that are minus grass or plant life. Exposed flat slopes and small areas also need protection. These containment systems will catch particles to settle out of storm and rainwater runoff. These systems are hydraulically controlled to slow down the velocity of water while letting gravity do all the work for sedimentation of suspended particles.

Another avenue, sediment control systems. These are structures or devices that can be used separately or in combination such as basins, sediment ponds, or sediment traps. These structures offer storage needed to allow sedimentation and handle incoming water. Silt fences are commonly used where construction has disturbed or turned soil and making it more prone to being washed away. These fences will prevent silt from running into streets, streams, and catch basins. Catch basins are placed to filter silt from run-off water while silt bags of non-woven geotextiles are placed over the pump outlet hose. A synthetic fabric curtain is suspended in a body of water to restrict silt-filled runoff from entering the ecosystem.

It’s not always easy to retain runoff water for construction sites because large containment areas and volumes are often needed. Evaporation and infiltration might not be enough to drain the system before the next storm which can cause flooding for the site. It’s highly recommended that you consult with a sediment control specialist before finishing any construction project.