The gabion includes a rectangular wire basket that, when filled with small stones, forms a part that can be placed in a man-made wall. Dozens of gabions can be locked together and stacked together. Their function provides a barrier to retard and slow erosion processes caused by water or excessive seepage on steep or mild slopes. There are some beneficial advantages to the environment of the gabion walls.
Advantages -- Handling and Construction
The construction materials for gabion walls are easy to transport to sites, easy to unload and place. Rocks are filled with various sizes and colors to suit the volume and design of each wall, making them customized for each application.A gabion can be placed on a slope along a wall, forming a riverbed and strengthening sand dunes in the coastal area. The top of the gabion wall can be smaller as landscape elevation changes. Construction speed is still fast.
Advantages -- Endurance
Gabion walls resist breakage and separation, due to the flexibility of their wire mesh construction. They tolerate repeated wave impacts and currents without splitting. Gravel and rocks used in gabion structures are natural to the environment and can withstand years of erosion from water erosion. Galvanized wire mesh used in anti-corrosion and rust.