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The Many Advantages to Using Gabions!

Updated: Jun 25, 2019


Prospect Contractors only install quality assured Maccaferri and Geofabric products that provide strength, flexibility and durability. We have the very best company owned and operated equipment and we take care to ensure the Gabions are installed correctly and efficiently to optimise their effectiveness, visual impact and lifespan.

Gabions have become a popular choice in residential, commercial and civil applications. They're not only visually appealing, Gabions also have many practical advantages when using quality Gabions that are installed by experienced installers. Some of the advantages are:

  • Cost Effective - Gabion installation often requires minimal labour and plant, depending on location and accessibility. Gabion structures can therefore be built virtually anywhere at a competitive cost.

  • Environmentally Friendly - Gabions have much less impact on the environment than other construction materials such as concrete. They have even improved environmental quality at a number of locations.

  • Aesthetically Pleasing - Gabions have a natural appearance which is enhanced when vegetation growth is encouraged.

  • Durable - The double twisted wire mesh of the Gabion baskets we use, ensure that they will not unravel in the event of one or more of the wires breaking. The PVC coated Galfan wire offers up to three times more protection against corrosion than zinc coated wire.

  • Adaptable - Gabions can be used in environmentally sensitive locations, including marine environments.

  • Long Lasting - Gabions can last 100+ years, depending on the application and coating.

  • Strong - The fastening procedure ensures that the units act as one extremely strong monolithic structure.

  • Flexible - Gabions are able to accommodate significant differential settlement.

  • Low Maintenance - Usually minimal maintenance is required as Gabions are extremely durable and long lasting.

  • Permeable - This stops hydrostatic pressure being built up behind retaining structures and makes Gabions an ideal solution in marine and freshwater environments.

  • Rapid Installation - Gabions can be installed at a much quicker rate than concrete, as no footing or curing is required.

Contact Prospect Contractors on (08) 8297 6611 for a free, no obligation quote

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Adelaide, South Australia: 

Phone (08) 8218 3600

Darwin, Northern Territory: (Civil Enquiries Only) 
Mobile 0459 184 135 
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