Gabions (from Italian gabbione meaning “big cage”; from Italian gabbia and Latin caves meaning “cage”) are hexagonal mesh or welded mesh boxes, containers or baskets filled with rock to prevent soil erosion and to retain/contain soil particles. The structure made by the Gabions reduce water velocities and re-capture river bed sediment in streams.
Gabion structures can be built with speed and economy in all circumstances and are particularly suitable for landslide control in mountainous countries and in areas with persistently bad ground conditions. Where ground is liable to subside, the capacity of gabions to deform makes them preferable to a concrete wall which would crack and collapse. In addition to the distinct structural advantages over concrete and other no-porous gravity way structures, the potential to vegetate a standard gabion basket or wire faced wall offers unique landscaping potential as well.
Gabions can be used in many ways, including: retain unstable slopes; provide erosion control to rivers channels and shorelines; create acoustic barriers; dressed architectural buildings and many other applications that require a permeable, flexible, durable and very cost effective structure.
Types of Gabion Box:
The Gabion Box can either be welded or hexagonal mesh, galvanized or plastic coated, depending on application. Haiao possesses nationally advanced heavy hexagonal and welded mesh machines and experienced workers, Various specifications of products can be made at the request of the customers. Gabions are assembled by the following two hexagonal mesh or welded mesh of heavy type.
1, Hexagonal Mesh Gabions
Double Twisted Hexagonal Mesh Gabion are filled with stones at the project site to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures for retaining wall, slope stabilization, channel lining, rockfall protection and many other applications, which have been used world wide for over 100 years.
Made with high quality low-carbon steel wire is usually galvanized. And the galvanizing layer thickness can be made according to the customer request. Max. galvanizing content can be 300g/ M2. The steel wire also can be PVC coated to provide additional protection for use in polluted or aggressive environments: in salt, fresh water, acid soil or wherever the risk of corrosion is present.
The Gabion structure can be divided into cells by diaphragms positioned at approximately 3 ft (0.9m) distance every each. To reinforce the structure, the edge wire of all mesh panel can be weaved with a greater diameter.
With the strict production process and quality control system, Haiao’s Hexagonal Gabions enjoy a good reputation in the world wide market. Now we are pleasure to share Haiao’s Gabion production process with you:
1, Examination of Material
2, PVC Coating
3, Machine Weaving
6, Edge Strengthening
Standard Hexagonal Gabion Boxspecifications fall in grades as follows:
Hexagonal Mesh Gabion Box
Metal Wire Diameter
PVC Wire Diameter
Gabion sizes: 2mx1mx1m, 3mx1mx1m, 4mx1mx1m, 2mx1mx0.5m, 4mx1mx0.5m
Special size according to customer’s requirement