Gabion

Gabion

The gabion baskets with spiral binders made by Van Merksteijn excel both in stability and durability. This high quality is ensured by the use of top-quality materials and their careful processing using state-of-the-art production techniques. The gabion baskets and meshes of 100 x 100 mm are the most cost-efficient solution for creating a sound-insulating wall and also suited as slope and bank protection. The practical modular system enables space-saving storage as well as simple and cost-efficient transport

Technical specifications:

  • Wires: 2 x ø 4.5 mm
  • Mesh size: 100 x 100 mm
  • Spiral binder: 4.5 mm (1 winding per 100 mm)
  • Spacer: 5.0 mm
  • Tensile strength: 600 – 650 N/mm²
  • Basket sizes: 100 x 50 x 50 cm, 100 x 50 x 100 cm, 200 x 50 x 50 cm,
    200 x 50 x 100 cm, 200 x 100 x 100 cm

Possible compound structure:

  • Gabion basket A = initial basket, closed on all sides
  • Gabion basket B = connecting basket, 1 side panel is dropped
  • Gabion basket C = initial panel, bottom panel is dropped
  • Gabion basket D = connecting basket, 1 side panel + bottom panel are dropped
  • Connect bottom and side panels with spiral binders.

Assembly:

  • Also connect the partition walls with the bottom panel using spiral binders.
  • Hinge up the side panels and also connect them with spiral binders.
  • Mount spacers after having filled 1/3rd and 2/3rd of the basket.
  • After having filled the gabion baskets, connect the lids using spiral binders.
    Be careful: when using spiral binders, be sure to fasten also the adjoining basket elements.