Gabion baskets are rectangular or square boxes made of hexagonal double twisted wire mesh. They filled with stones to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures such as gabion retaining walls for commercial, industrial and road projects. They are also used for erosion control for bank stabilization, channel linings, and gabion weirs.
Gabion baskets strength is based on their double twisted hexagonal mesh of steel wire which is reinforced by selvedges of heavier wire running along the edges and by transverse diaphragms. The wire will not unravel even when cut.
They are constructed by heavy duty galvanized wire of 2.70mm or 3.00mm diameter.
The connection of the baskets is achieved by special connection rings made by steel wire. These rings are installed at the contact point on the sides of the baskets with a staple machine for easy and fast connection. This makes it easier and saves labour cost.
Additionally there is the ability, depending on the situation and on the project needs, to use gabion baskets of a lower height. Moreover, in conditions where the access is limited , can be used gabion bags can be used .