Sack gabions consist of a single mesh panel of double-twist, hexagonal mesh of soft annealed, heavily zinc coated
Sack gabions consist of a single mesh panel of double-twist, hexagonal mesh of soft annealed, heavily zinc coated wire. The mesh is provided with a steel reinforcing wire inserted during the manufacturing process, to allow for faster closing during installation. They are mainly used for emergency and river training works, where local conditions require fast installation or the water does not allow easy access to the site (underwater installations). The wire can be additionally coated with a continuous PVC (polyvinyl chloride) sleeve. This provides protection against corrosion making them suitable for use in marine or polluted environments. Filling operations can be carried out either from the side or from the open ends of the sack.
Maccaferri Gabions, Inc., 10303 Governor Lane Blvd., Williamsport, MD 21795-3116. Tel: 301-223-6910; Fax: 301-223-6134.