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What is gabion

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What is gabion?

Gabions come pre-assembled in the factory with hinged panels folded flat for shipping and ease of unloading. They are easily expanded and ready to fill with rocks.
what is gabion

What is common specification of gabion?

Mesh Wire
Selvedge wire
Lacing wire
Max width
60 x 80 2.0~2.8 3.0~4.0 2.0~2.2 4
80 x 100 2.0~3.0 3.0~4.0 2.0~2.2 4
80 x 120 2.0~3.0 3.0~4.0 2.0~2.2 4
100 x 120 2.0~3.0 3.0~4.0 2.0~2.2 4
100 x 150 2.0~3.0 3.0~4.0 2.0~2.2 4
120 x 150 2.0~3.0 3.0~4.0 2.0~2.2 4

1 1 1 6
2 1 1 11
3 1 1 16
1.5 1 1 8
2 1 0.5 7.5
3 1 0.5 11
6 2 0.5 37
6 3 0.5 52.5
According to the customers requirements.

Why gabion?


Gabions come pre-assembled in the factory with hinged panels folded flat for shipping and ease of unloading. They are easily expanded and ready to fill with rocks


Once expanded and finished installing, gabions are strictly connected with each other.
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Gabions provide shape control superior to geocell or geotextile. Internal diaphragms and preformed corner stiffeners brace adjacent panels and add stiffness for more shape control
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ASTM A974-97

Gabions and mattresses meet ASTM A974-97 requirements with regard to the materials of construction and method of manufacture. 
ASTM A974-97 also establishes minimum requirements for pre-assembly of the baskets and mattresses for shipping. The steel wire mesh used in constructing a DURA-WELD gabion  can be plain steel, stainless steel, galvanized or galvanized and PVC coated. Stainless steel and PVC coated gabions are typically used in applications where greater durability or an environmentally blended appearance is desired.

Low Cost

Gabions can be built almost anywhere with unskilled labor and often without the use of heavy equipment.

Environment Friendly

Gabions have less impact on the environment than concrete and other construction materials.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Gabions have a natural appearance and furthur enhanced when combined with plants & vegetation growth.
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Low carbon welded wire mesh ensure maximum strength and PVC coated wire offers double the protection against corrosion than galvanized finish wire


Gabions are designed for high velocity water flow. Spaces between rocks help dissipate energy and provide positive drainage. They are often used in environmentally sensitive locations such as marine applications

Long Lasting

Gabions can last a lifetime, depending on the environment, application and surface coating


The fastening materials (heavy formed spiral binders and lacing wire) ensure that the units act as one strong monolithic structure


Gabions can fit into tight spaces and accommodate significant soil settlement. Winter freeze and thaw conditions have minimal impact to its structure

Low Maintenance

Gabions are virtually maintenance free when erected and installed properly


Unlike rigid steel and concrete retaining structures, Gabions are resistant to hydrostatic pressure build up in earthen or marine environments

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