Gabions are rectangular, interconnected, stone filled wire baskets formed from welded or woven mesh, used to form an aesthetic retaining wall.

Anvendelse

Temporary or permanent retaining walls and channel linings
Soil reinforcement
Erosion control
Cladding systems
Free standing walls

Metodeforløb

The corrosion-resistant gabion baskets are placed on a competent formation, then connected to adjacent gabions using tie wire or clips. The gabions are then machine filled with stone and hand placed to reduce voids. The baskets are stacked on top of one another and are generally stepped back to construct a tiered or sloped wall. Tie backs can also be applied to resist lateral loads.

Fordele

Natural and aesthetically pleasing finish
Quick to build
Robust and resilient to differential settlement
Cost effective