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Welded Gabions and Mattressesproduct catalog

Welded Gabions and MattressesProduct Type: Slope Reinforcement and Geogrid
Product LabelGabion baskets and mattresses form containers, that when filled with stone, provide an aesthetic method for retaining earth or controlling soil erosion. As a method for retaining earth, gabion baskets are stacked atop one another to form retaining walls, culvert headwalls, bridge abutments or bridge wing walls. Erosion control uses involve laying baskets or mattresses side-by-side on the ground to develop channel lining, bank protection, weirs and drop structures.
Pre-assembled gabions by Lane are made of welded wire fabric and have shape control that is far superior to that achieved with other types of baskets. The fabric used in these baskets is identical to the mesh used to reinforce concrete flatwork. The improved finished shape of welded wire mesh gabions produces a more pleasing appearance. In addition, our gabions install at a considerably faster rate than woven wire baskets. Studies have shown that welded wire baskets install at a rate that reduces labor costs by at least 50%.
Welded Gabions and Mattresses are shipped flat with hinged panels that easily fold out and quickly form a rectangular basket. The sides of the basket are connected with corkscrew spiral binders that securely stitch the panels together and form the corners of the basket. Preformed stiffeners connect adjacent vertical basket panels and assist in maintaining shape control.
Welded wire gabions are useful for solving problems in both soil retention and erosion. Gabion baskets can be stacked to create gravity retaining walls. When used in conjunction with tiebacks of welded-wire fabric or a geotechnical fabric, gabion walls can be designed as mechanically stabilized earth structures. Gabion baskets and/or mattresses are used on drainage channels, stream beds or banks as hard armor protection to decrease soil erosion.

Gabion Basket Technical Information:
The basket dimension across the ends are 3 feet, and the length of the front panels are 6, 9 or 12 feet, with each cell being 3 foot square in plan view. The specifications on basket height allow 1, 1.5 and 3 feet depth. Once assembled, the basket is filled with stone ranging from 4 to 12 inches in size.

Gabion Mattress Technical Information:
Mattresses are similar to baskets except they are flatter and wider, with lighter wire than the gabion baskets.

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