Gabion structures can be built with speed and economy in all circumstances and are particularly suitable for landslide control in mountainous countries and in areas with persistently bad ground conditions. Where ground is liable to subside, the capacity of gabions to deform makes them preferable to a concrete wall which would crack and collapse. In addition to the distinct structural advantages over concrete and other non-porous gravity wall structures, the potential to vegetate a standard gabion basket or wire faced wall offers unique landscaping potential as well.
Gabion retaining structures are available with different levels of protecting coating for durability. With 30% voids, gabion structures offer free drainage providing a higher bank stability when used for river bank protection.
Advantages of woven Maccaferri gabions:
Monolithic and Flexible structures
Tolerates differential settlement
Uniform wire coating for extra durability
Pre-assembled units for fast installation and higher quality product
No specialized labor required for installation