Gabion Basket, SZ. 9' x 3' x 3 - PVC Coated

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Item # 40207704
Gabion Basket - PVC Coated
SZ. 9' x 3' x 3'

 

Product Description:

Gabions are defined as double-twisted, hexagonal, woven galvanized steel wire mesh baskets with a rectangular box shape. Gabion baskets come in various sizes and dimensions. Gabions are used in civil engineering, road building, military applications and architectural decorations.

 

Gabion baskets are commonly used for various applications including, but not limited to, retaining walls, steep slopes, rock fall areas to trap sediment, mechanically stabilized soil retaining structures, stream bank protection, slope paving, outfall structures, weirs, drop structures, etc. The purpose of rock gabions is to prevent undercutting and/or scouring at the base of steep slopes. Vegetation may be incorporated into the gabion by placing cuttings between the gabion layers. The cuttings will take root in the gabions and the soil behind the structure. The vegetation provides additional stability once the root structure has developed.

 

The compartments or cells of the Gabion Baskets are of equal size and dimension and are formed by internal diaphragms being placed within the basket. The compartments or cells are filled with natural stone and the diaphragms minimize stone migration within the basket providing even distribution of the stone fill throughout the basket, even after structural movement. Gabion Baskets feature a rigid structure, durable life and greater strength for civil engineering construction, road building, military applications and architectural decorations.

 

The selvedges of the gabion baskets are the thicker perimeter and edge wires to which the wire mesh is secured as to withstand sudden or gradual stress from any direction. Reinforcing wires are the thicker wires incorporated into the netting during fabrication. The internal diaphragms are the internal wire mesh partitions which divide the gabions into cells. Lacing or tie wire is used to assemble and join the gabion units. Connecting wires are the internal wire used to prevent the gabions from bulging. Alternative wire fasteners are ASTM approved wire fasteners used in lieu of lacing.

 

Gabion Basket Diagram

 

 

Different Wire Types – Woven Wire or Welded Wire

 

 
Woven Wire  

 

Woven Wire Gabion Baskets are manufactured from heavy gauge double-twisted hexagonal steel wire mesh. The heavy gauge woven wire provides reinforcement along the edges, while the flexible structure allows them to twist and conform to the changes in the land.

 

GALVANIZED Woven Wire Gabion Basket

Double-twisted hexagonal steel wire mesh which is galvanized zinc coated prior to being double-twisted into mesh. The fasteners and lacing wire also consist of the same zinc coated wire.

Consider using a galvanized woven wire gabion basket or reno mattress under the following circumstances:

  • Dry conditions, not submerged below water level
  • Non-corrosive soil or water applications

 

PVC COATED Woven Wire Gabion Basket

Double-twisted hexagonal wire mesh made from the same steel galvanized zinc coated wire with an additional Poly Vinyl Coating (PVC). The fasteners are also stainless steel and the lacing wire is the same PVC coating as the mesh.

Consider using a PVC woven wire gabion basket or reno mattress under the following circumstances:

  • Wet conditions, submerged below water level
  • Use in corrosive soil or water applications

 

               
Welded Wire                 Welded Wire Image

 

Welded Wire Gabion Baskets offer the same flexibility as twisted mesh gabions but with greater strength and resistance to corrosion. Their structures are more rigid so that they retain their shape easier even when filled with heavy stones.

 

GALVANIZED Welded Wire Gabion Baskets

Manufactured from galvanized steel wire that is welded into uniform square sections. Wire for fabrication and assembly shall be hot-dipped and galvanized as well.

Consider using a galvanized welded wire gabion basket or reno mattress under the following circumstances:

  • Dry conditions, not submerged below water level
  • Non-corrosive soil or water applications

 

PVC COATED Welded Wire Gabion Baskets

Manufactured from galvanized steel wire that is coated by fusion bonded PVC material. Wire for fabrication and assembly receive the same fusion bonded PVC coating.

Consider using a PVC coated welded wire gabion basket or reno mattress under the following circumstances:

  • Wet conditions, submerged below water level
  • Use in corrosive soil or water applications

 

Advantages of Gabions:

 

Environmentally Friendly:

Gabions and Reno mattresses are environmentally friendly products. The blending of gabion and Reno mattress structures into the environment is rapid and pleasing. The voids in the rockfill become progressively filled with silt, promoting vegetation growth which is essential to the preservation and maintenance of the ecological balance of the surrounding environment.

 

Flexibility:

The woven mesh system has the capability of withstanding unexpected and /or localized stresses due to ground settlements and scour by deflection while maintaining its structural integrity.

 

Permeability:

The stone fill allows the water to seep through the structure while retaining the soil, therefore no additional drainage is required to relieve the hydrostatic pressures.

 

Easy Installation:

Gabions and Reno mattresses construction does not require skilled labor because they are very easy to build. Standard construction equipment can be used. Structures can be built in stages, if necessary, and baskets can be prefilled and launched to enable the installation under water.

 

Other advantages offered by double twisted mesh gabions & reno mattresses include:

  • durability
  • strength
  • ecology
  • reliability
  • longevity
  • low cost
  • aesthetic appearance

 

Products that can withstand environmental stresses such as channel or foundation shifts, soil pressure and impact of high velocity waves are essential to the success of a project. Due to the flexibility of the wire, the gabion baskets and Reno mattresses settle, twist and conform to the changes in the land. In addition, the strength of the wire contains the fill material while resisting the pressures put upon them. Consider using a geotextile as a separation layer or inside to reduce the amount of fill. Vegetating gabion baskets and Reno mattresses also makes them a good choice for bioengineering projects.

 

Overview of Their Applications:

  • Mass gravity retaining structures
  • Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls
  • Vegetated slope reinforcement
  • Slope stabilization
  • Slope reinforcement
  • Channel lining and channel relocation
  • Slope and bank protection
  • Shore and stream bank protection
  • Weirs, groins, and jetties
  • Drop structures
  • Culvert outlet scour pads and headwalls
  • Bridge abutments
  • Erosion control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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