Gabions are baskets manufactured from 8¡Á10 double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh, as per ASTM A975. Gabions are filled with stones at the project site to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures such as retaining walls, channel linings, and weirs for erosion control projects. Stainless steel wire is used in the manufacture of the gabion. The gabion is divided into cells by diaphrams positioned at approximately 3ft(0.9m) centers. To reinforce the structure, all mesh panel edges are selvedged with a wire having a greater diameter. Gabions shall be manufactured and shipped with all components mechanically connected at the production facility.
Lacing, Assembly and installation
Gabion units are assembled and connected to one another using lacing wire. Lacing wire can be used as internal connection wires when a structure requires more than one layer of gabions to be stacked on top of each other. Internal connection wires with lacing wire shall connect the exposed face of a cell to the opposite side of the cell. Intermal connection performed stiffeners shall connect the exposed face of a cell to the adjacent side of the cell. Preformed stiffeners are installed at 45 degree to the face/side of the unit, extending an equal distance along each side to be braced(approximately 1 ft). An exposed face is any side of a gabion cell that will be exposed or unsupported after the structure is completed.
Stainless steel ring fasteners can be used instead of, or to complement, the lacing wire. Stainless steel rings for stainless steel gabions shall be in accordance with ASTM A313/313M type 304. spacing of the rings shall be in accordance with ASTM A975 Table 2, Panel to Panel connection, Pull-Apart Resistance. In any case, ring fasteners spacing shall not exceed 6 inch. The rings can be installed using pneumatic or manual tools. For full details, please see the Gabion Product Installation Guide.
Easy to handle and install
High tensile and anti-impact capability
Long life, regular use
solid structure, smooth surface, anti-corrosion
Heshuo Gabion Systems especially stainless steel gabions are well-suited to landscape architecture: they combine function with a fresh, pleasing, geometric aesthetic.