Gabion Retaining Walls, Rock Filled Retaining Walls

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$795
3 Days
Medium
A gabion wall is an increasingly popular fencing solution in residential and commercial landscape settings as well as being effective in erosion control and major infrastructure projects such as railways, bridges and highways.

As with any fencing project, it’s good to do your research first so here are a few tips about gabion retaining wall design and installation.
As with any fencing project, it’s good to do your research first so here are a few tips about gabion retaining wall design and installation.

Once you’ve measured out your fence and purchased the required wire mesh panels, rocks, and other materials you’re ready to begin.

Obviously, you need to choose apertures that are smaller than your chosen stones otherwise the rocks will fall out.
Once you’ve measured out your fence and purchased the required wire mesh panels, rocks, and other materials you’re ready to begin.
Obviously, you need to choose   apertures that are smaller than your chosen stones otherwise the rocks will fall out.
Level concrete footings provide a solid base for a gabion wall where the soil is really soft clay or sand.
However, concrete foundations can interfere with drainage and so may be counter-indicated in the case of retaining walls.
Join your galvanised wire panels together with wire to form the base and sides of the boxes.
Hold each box in place by inserting wire down each corner of the box. This will hold the box shape while you fill the box with rocks.
Large size gabions may benefit from some diagonal bracing across the corners as well as horizontally at mid height.

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  • Cindy Kunde Cindy Kunde on Oct 17, 2018

    I have not tried this. However I really admire them. They have them along the roads holding up the banks in Germany and as garden fences etc. over there. Great job.

  • Carol Tate Carol Tate on Oct 28, 2018

    My property is hard clay soil with a lot of rocks. This will work great for my landscaping. Can't wait to get started. Thank you....Carol Tate

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