Gabion big pros are they’re economic, they have little to no maintenance, they’re easy to install and they can be created fairly quickly,and they are very long lasting.
There are many hardscaping elements that can be added to a landscape design that are both attractive and functional.
ZHUOMAO YOUPIN®Gabion can be used in landscapes as retaining walls, decorative site walls, seating walls, accent walls and more.
Gabion walls are well suited for mid-century modern designs as they tend to be more linear in shape and it’s harder to make organic shapes with gabions. Hardscape structure has seen an increase in usage over the past few years and here’s what you should know if you are considering using one in your next landscaping project.
What is a gabion wall?
Gabion（ from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage") is a cage, cylinder or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, military applications, road building and landscaping.
For erosion control, caged riprap is used. For dams or in foundation construction, cylindrical metal structures are used. In a military context, earth- or sand-filled gabions are used to protect sappers, infantry, and artillerymen from enemy fire.
Pros and cons of gabion walls
ZHUOMAO YOUPIN®Gabion big pros are they`re economic, they have little to no maintenance, they`re easy to install and they can be created fairly quickly,and they are very long lasting.
The cost of the wall depends on the mesh and wire being used as there are various grades and gauges of wire mesh available, but they are typically all galvanized. The other determining factor on the cost is the fill material being used. Angular rock is the best gabion fill as they lock together and provide a non-moving unit.
Also unskilled laborers can easily learn to erect, fill and close the wire baskets properly.
There`s no need to create a foundation for gabion walls as they end up weighing so much when you fill them with rock. He says what anchors the wall is the sheer mass and weight of the structure. The longer it’s there, the more it settles in and the stronger it becomes.