Gabions are double-twisted wire mesh baskets of variable sizes, uniformly partitioned into internal cells, interconnected with other similar units. They are filled with stone at the project site to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures, such as retaining walls, sea walls, channel linings, revetments and weirs for erosion control projects.
Gabions are environmentally friendly products. The blending of this structures into the environment is rapid and pleasing.
The woven mesh has the capability of withstanding unexpected and / or localized stress due to ground settlements and scour deflection while maintaining its structural integrity.
Using stone fill permits a free draining system, which reduces potential hydraulic pressure effects.