How do you tie gabion basket wires?
The lacing procedure is as follows:
- Cut a length of lacing wire approximately 1-1/2 times the distance to be laced.
- Secure the wire terminal at the corner by looping and twisting.
- Start lacing with single and double loops at approximately 100 mm.
- Securely fasten the other lacing wire terminal.
What wire is used for gabion?
Gabion baskets shall be a minimum of 11 gauge (0.118 in – 3.00 mm) galvanized steel wire, fabricated into hexagonal triple-twist mesh openings no larger than 3 ¼” x 4 ½”. Selvedge wire running through all edges shall be a minimum of 9 gauge (0.148 in – 3.76 mm) galvanized steel wire.
How do you secure a gabion wall?
They need to be strong enough to properly support the gabions and should be secured in a concrete slab underneath the basket wall. The stablisers can be threaded through the openings in the baskets to create rigidity through interlocking the baskets together. The recommended spacing between the support posts is 1m.
How do I join gabion baskets?
- All gabions come flat packed. We attach all the panels together with stainless steel clips.
- Using the lacing wire supplied, lace the corners of the baskets, tying the ends off with a pair of pliers.
- When filling the baskets, it is necessary to insert a brace in the middle of the basket.
Can you cut gabions?
Gabions can be cut on site to achieve your required dimensions. The standard thickness for walls up to 3m in height is 3mm. 4mm is the architectural spec, 5mm is what we would refer to as the military spec or for use on higher walls.
How do you install a gabion wall?
How to Build a Gabion Wall or Fence
- STEP 1 – LAYING OUT THE SITE.
- STEP 2 – PROVIDE A FIRM AND LEVEL BASE.
- STEP 3 – GABION REINFORCEMENT – INSTALL SUPPORT COLUMNS.
- STEP 4 – ASSEMBLING THE GABION BASKETS.
- STEP 5 – FILLING THE GABION BASKETS.
- STEP 6 – ADDING LAYERS.