Welded Wire Mesh Gabion & Gabion Mattresses
These flexible, permeable, rock-filled and interconnected modular units create a monolithic wall for earth retention or a blanket for soil stabilization, providing the civil engineer a unique building material that aesthetically blends that sheared-rock look into its natural environment.
Welded wire mesh means that each point of contact in the grid is actually welded to form a more rigid connection, making this type of gabion indispensable in achieving a more flat, sharp appearance. The added stiffness makes rock filling less cumbersome for better installation times and reduced labor costs.
Lane gabions are shipped flat (i.e. collapsed) with hinged panels that easily fold into a rectangular basket. Sides are raised and the seams temporarily fastened. The basket is placed and adjacent edges permanently laced.
Once expanded and placed, gabions are simply and securely interconnected with corkscrew spiral binders at each vertical junction. Welded wire mesh gabions are assembled, placed and filled considerably faster than their woven wire counterparts.