Box gabions consist of rectangular units, fabricated from double-twist, hexagonal mesh of soft annealed, heavily zinc
Box gabions consist of rectangular units, fabricated from double-twist, hexagonal mesh of soft annealed, heavily zinc coated wire. Filled with stone, they become large, flexible and permeable elements from which a broad range of structures can be built (retaining walls, riverbank protections, weirs, etc.). Gabions are divided into cells with diaphragms, whose function is to reinforce the structure. The mesh (except for the diaphragms) is reinforced on all edges with wires of a larger diameter to strengthen the gabions and facilitate the assembly and installation.
Gabions can also be manufactured with wire mesh coated with a continuous PVC (polyvinyl chloride) sleeve. This provides protection against corrosion making them suitable for use in marine or polluted environments. Gabions are also available in Galmac wire.
Maccaferri Gabions, Inc., 10303 Governor Lane Blvd., Williamsport, MD 21795-3116. Tel: 301-223-6910; Fax: 301-223-6134.