10 More Gabion Retaining Wall Ideas
Updated: Aug 26, 2019
Gabions are the ideal solution to soil stabilisation and erosion control for gardens, roadsides and waterways. Prospect Contractors have been installing Gabion and Rockweld retaining walls locally in South Australia and on larger, civil projects around Australia for over 20 years. We install only quality assured Maccaferri and Geofabric products and our installers are trained in accordance with the Maccaferri guidelines for Gabion installation, ensuring consistent, outstanding quality of the finished product.
Wire Gabion Walls
Traditional wire Gabion baskets are the most suitable type of Gabion for retaining walls and are laced together to create what is known as a Mass Gravity Wall. The stability of a mass gravity retaining wall relies upon the structural integrity of the Gabions (their ability to hold together under load, including their own weight and support and stabilise unstable soil). All wire Gabions are 'hand faced' which means we hand place the flat face of each rock against the sides of the baskets, minimising gaps and creating a flat, uniform finish which also reduces pressure on the walls of the baskets.
There are many advantages to using wire Gabions for retaining purposes. As well as being able to accommodate differential settlement, Gabion retaining walls are permeable and environmentally friendly. The double twisted woven netting that we use, ensures that in the event of a wire being cut, the double twist prevents the unraveling of the mesh. All the edges of the Gabion baskets are reinforced by a stiffer and even stronger wire.
As no footing or curing is required, they can be installed quickly and cost effectively. The durability of the PVC coated Maccaferri baskets, when installed by qualified and experience installers also ensure that the retaining wall will be around for a very lifetime.
Rockweld Gabion Walls
Prospect Contractors also install low Rockweld Gabion retaining walls in areas that are suitable. The rigid, galvanised steel mesh panels are laced together and stabilised with posts into the ground. They create a slimmer profile and are used for more aesthetic purposes in areas that don’t require as much stabilisation. They are not recommended in areas that have water flow.
For more information and a free, no obligation quote, contact Prospect Contractors