Stabilize Against Erosion
A gabion wall is a retaining wall made of rectangular containers (baskets) fabricated of thick galvanized wire, which are filled with stone and stacked on one another, usually in tiers that step back with the slope rather than vertically. Slaton Bros, Inc. has installed countless miles of gabion walls and can install a gabion wall for your latest project as well.
The most common civil engineering use of gabions is to stabilize shorelines or slopes against erosion. Other uses include retaining walls, temporary floodwalls, to filter silt from runoff, for small or temporary/permanent dams, river training, channel lining. They may be used to direct the force of a flow of floodwater around a vulnerable structure.
The process for creating a gabion wall, like the soil nail wall, is simple and can be completed relatively quickly. The process begins with a site inspection, where we analyze the soil type, slope, and total area of construction. Once the area has been inspected, we prepare the site by removing obstructions like grass and other plants. We then support and level the foundation.
Once the foundation is ready, we insert the wire baskets and fill them with the desired rocks and cement. Local rocks can be used, or rocks can be brought in from another area. Finally, we stabilize the baskets with galvanized wire to reduce bulging and add new levels of gabion walls if necessary.
Advantages Of Gabions
Gabions, due to their simple nature, have many advantages that more complex construction methods can’t always compete with.
- Low cost
- Minimal heavy construction equipment or site disruption
- Quick construction time
- Permeability and Flexibility
- Easily scaled based on the size and shape of the slope
How Our Gabion Walls Are Different
Although gabion walls can be simple, there is still a degree of difficulty involved, especially for larger projects. The logistics of gathering rocks, setting up a foundation, and placing rocks in baskets needs an experienced team and proper equipment. Slaton Bros, Inc has spent years perfecting our process for creating gabion walls, leading to quick, reliable construction.
By using our team for your project, you are guaranteed excellent service, expert engineering, and long-term support that can’t be matched.
Contact Us Today!
Gabions are an excellent way to stabilize slopes, and Slaton Bros, Inc. has spent decades perfecting the art of constructing them. Contact us today to commission your own gabion construction, courtesy of our team!