Gabion basket is a double-twisted wire mesh container of variable
sizes, uniformly partitioned into internal cells, interconnected
with other similar units, and filled with stone at the project site
to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures such as
retaining walls, sea wall, channel linings, revetments, and weirs
for erosion control projects.
Revet mattress, also called reno mattress, is also a double-twisted
wire mesh container with the same weaving method as gabion baskets,
only having relatively smaller height and smaller mesh openings
than the mesh used for gabions. Revet mattress are generally used
for riverbank protection and channel linings.
We can produce the gabion baskets and revet mattress on a basis of
various materials as follows.
- Heavily zinc-coated steel wire conforming to ASTM A 641, Class 3
coating, soft temper;
- Zn-5Al-MM-Coated steel wire conforming to ASTM A 856/856M, Class 3,
- The same type of metallic-coated steel wire as above, but with an
additional PVC coating extruded onto the metallic-coated steel
- Aluminum-coated steel wire conforming to ASTM A 809, soft temper;
The most popular wire diameter for gabion baskets is 2.7mm, 2.2mm
for revet mattress.
Weaving: a nonraveling mesh made by twisting continuous pairs of
wires through three one-half turns(commonly called double-twisted)
to form hexagonal-shaped openings which are then interconnected to
adjacent wires to for hexagonal openings. The most popular mesh
opening for gabion baskets is 80x100mm size, 60x80mm for revet
mattress. During the process, a terminal wire will be used to edge
the wire mesh perpendicular to the double twist by mechanically
wrapping the mesh wires around it at least 2.5 times or by
inserting it throughout the twists and folding one mesh length. We
always use 3.4mm wire for gabion baskets, 2.7mm wire revet
Besides the most popular specifications, we also supply other
specifications for our clients. Please check the following chart.
|Mesh Opening (MM)||Steel Wire Diameter (MM)||(PVC Wire)/ Inside diameter/Outer diameter(MM)|
Customized orders are also accepted.
We always supply 3% lacing wire along with the material, which are
used to assemble and interconnect empty units, to close and secure
stone-filled units, and for internal stiffeners. Other options are
available, such as fasteners, stiffeners, hog rings.
Packaging & Shipping: folded and bundled with steel wires, then with or without pallets