Gabions are modular building blocks formed of wire mesh and filled on site with rock, stone, or crushed concrete. They are filled on the premises, often with locally available material and are an effetive and relatively inexpensive capital cost. Because they are flexible and porous, they can absorb some wave and wind energy, consequently reducting the erosion problems associated with impermeable sea defenses such as concrete seawalls. Gabions can be placed as sloping "mattresses" or as near-vertical cubic baskets. The latter are intended for bank or cliff stabilization and are not normally suitable for use in shoreline situations.
Steel-welded gabion baskets are very robust wire mesh rock-filled baskets primarily used as retaining walls. Their characteristic rigidity makes these baskets particularly suitable for high and freestanding structures. They are used in many situations including stabilization of earth movement and erosion, river control, water basin, canal refurbishment, landscaping, and retaining walls. They can be manufactured in welded mesh or woven wire. Welded mesh gabions are faster and do not need tensioning. This allows them to keep their shape, to be free from bulgies and depressions and fit easily against the wall. It is possible to cut holes in them if neeed to pass pipes or other materials through and they can be machine filled.
Gabion Baskets in standard and custom sizes are available upon request. All baskets ship flat and include all accessories needed for assembly on-site.
Ordering Information for Wire Rolls: Due to the size and weight of wire mesh rolls, most wire mesh must be shipped by freight carrier. To ensure that our customers are not overcharged for shipping, online ordering through our shopping cart is not available. To order wire mesh, please contact us online or by phone and let us know the type of mesh, how many rolls, your zip code, and if you are residential or commercial. We will calculate the exact cost with shipping and process your order.
*Wire prices subject to change without notice.
11 Gauge Wire Options Galvanized After Weld
Due to its strength and durability, 3x3 11-gauge wire is particularly ideal for rock retention and gabion basket usage. Gabion baskets made from our wire can be filled with earth, rocks, or other materials that are well-suited for retaining and supporting.
Please see ordering information for wire at the top of this page.
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