Reno Mattresses consist of rectangular units, fabricated from a double-twist, hexagonal mesh of soft annealed,
Reno Mattresses consist of rectangular units, fabricated from a double-twist, hexagonal mesh of soft annealed, heavily zinc coated wire. Filled with stone, the mattresses are flexible and permeable elements from which a broad range of structures may be built (river bank protections, channel linings, etc.).
Mattresses are divided into cells 6 ft. wide with diaphragms spaced at 3 ft. intervals, and a continuous panel of mesh that forms the base, the side and the end walls of the unit to obtain an open-topped multi-cell container. All panel edges are selvedged with a wire of a diameter larger than used for the mesh, so as to strengthen the structure.
They can also be manufactured with wire mesh additionally coated with a continuous PVC (polyvinyl chloride) sleeve. This provides protection against corrosion, making them suitable for use in marine or polluted environments.
Maccaferri Gabions, Inc., 10303 Governor Lane Blvd., Williamsport, MD 21795-3116. Tel: 301-223-6910; Fax: 301-223-6134.