Gabion Basket is basket made of hexagonal woven wire mesh Type 80,
commonly referred to as double twist wire mesh as SANS 1580:2005.
Gabion Basket is filled with rock at the project site to form
flexible, permeable, monolithic structures, such as retaining
walls, channel linings and weirs for erosion control projects. The
steel wire used in the manufacture of the gabion basket is heavily
zinc coated. If required, 0.5mm nominal thick PVC coating is then
extruded over the galvanized wire to provide added protection for
use in aggressive environments with acidic soils and water, in salt
or fresh water or wherever the risk of corrosion is present. In
order to reinforce the structure, all mesh panel edges are
selvedged with a wire having a greater diameter than the mesh wire.
The gabion basket is divided into cells by means of diaphragms
positioned at approximately 1m centres.