Gabion Mats are used for permanent erosion control in channels, stream banks, spillways and stable slopes from surficial erosion. The stone confinement within the units allows for higher shear stress resistance than riprap. Made of PVC coated galvanized wire, gabion mattress are divided into compartments and filled with stone at the project site. With lids closed, the gabion mattress form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures. Considered a robust alternative to rip-rap, gabion mattress offer long term performance against aggressive flow condition and do not rely on vegetation for their hydraulic performance. The 100ft(30 m)long units make installation fast and coat effective.
Advantages of Gabion Mattress:
1.Gabion mattress strength lines in the double twisted hexagonal steel wire mesh, which is reinforced by selvedges of heavier wire running along the edges.
2.The base section is divided into compartments to restrict the movement of stone the structure.
3.The lid is supplied as a separate panel.
4.The wire will not unravel even when cut.
5.Easily assembled, requiring no specialized labor and using nearby rock for fill
6.Free drainage and 30-35% voids allow vegetation to grow.