Gabion Basket / Gabion wall / Rock filled gabion / Gabions / Zinc Coated Gabion
Gabion Baskets / Gabion Box are rectangular boxes formed with double twisted hexagonal steel mesh. The Gabion Baskets / Gabion Box can then be filled with stones to create a solid structure that is permeable to allow for proper drainage.
Gabion Baskets / Gabion Box are arranged in cells with diaphragms (usually spaced at 1 or 3 meter intervals). The diaphragms reinforce the structure in addition to the built in reinforcement along the edges of the mesh. The basket edges feature wire mesh that is of a thicker diameter than the rest of the structure.
Internal wires are used to reinforce the outer wires of the basket to prevent bulging during filling.
International standards Of Gabion Baskets / Gabion Box
ASTM 975 standard
Style 1 galvanzied wire as per ASTM A 641, class 3 soft temper
Style 2 style 1 and overcoated with PVC
Style 3 Zn-5Al-MM coated wire as per ASTM A 856
EN 10223-3 standard
Galvanized wire meets EN 10244-2 and old BS 443
Tensile strength between 380N/mm2 and 550N/mm2 according to BS 1052.
he hexagonal, double-twisted wire mesh opening shall not exceed ±10% of the nominal dimension.
Gabion Baskets and mattresses are widely used for many applications such as retaining walls and riverbank maintenance structures.Table 1 Mesh Characteristics
|Characteristics||Gabion Baskets / Gabion Box|
|Metallic coated||PVC coated|
|Mesh type opening||8 by 10 83 by 114 mm(3.25 by 4.5 in.)||8 by 10 83 by 114 mm(3.25 by 4.5 in.)|
|Stiffeners( using lacing wire )||2.2mm||2.2mm|
|PVC coating thickness: Nominal||N/A||0.5mm|
|Length Feet||Width Feet||Height Feet||No.
Packing of Gabion Baskets / Gabion Box
For easy handling and shipping, the gabion baskets are shipped folded flat. A color stripe applied on the side of each folded gabion identifies the size.
Loading of Gabion Baskets / Gabion Box
Usually, gabion baskets will be loaded into 40ft containers to minimize cost.