Gabions are rectangular, wire-mesh baskets filled with rocks. They are often placed on slopes and channels for erosion protection. In addition, they can be stacked to create retaining walls. For decades, they have been used to solve a variety of erosion-based engineering dilemmas because of their flexibility and unique design elements. Gabions are especially useful where both a need for a natural appearance, as well as high amounts of water flow are expected. This makes them ideal for use in stream and channel applications.
All over the world, Gabions are being used more as contractors and engineers strive to incorporate sustainability into their designs and installations. The wire used to build gabions is manufactured in such a way that the gabion will not collapse if it’s damaged. Additionally, the option to purchase pre-assembled units for faster installation makes them an easy choice for anyone looking for a simple, strong and cost-effective solution.