Maccaferri® gabion basket is a double-twisted "DT" steel wire mesh which is interconnected with similar units to form flexible, permeable and monolithic structures such as mass gravity retaining walls, channel linings, revetments and weirs for hydraulic and erosion control projects.

The gabion baskets are site assembled and packed with locally quarried or imported rock which is carefully hand-placed along all exposed faces of the baskets to ensure the best aesthetic earth retaining structure. 

The innovative PoliMac® polymer coating is applied for gabions that are to used in more aggressive environments, or where a longer design life is required to offer greater resistance to abrasion, chemical aggressions, UV rays and performance in cold weather.

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  • GalMac & GalMac G10 coatings provide 5x durability compared to standard galvanised mesh
  • PoliMac polymer coating provides 10x resistance to abrasion, 2x resistance to chemicals and 4x resistance to UV rays compared to traditional PVC coated wire mesh products
  • Enhances biodiversity and vegetation growth by trapping sediment and seed, aiding CO2 sequestration
  • Reduces carbon emissions by 10x compared to concrete walls
  • Flexible and reliable, accommodating large settlements without structural impact
  • Cost-effective alternative to various wall systems such as mass gravity boulder walls, grouted rock walls and mass concrete block walls as it reduces the amount of material needed to build a wall
  • Constructible at 5-10 metres height with flexible face options
  • Independently verified and tested with BBA-HAPAS certification
  • Supported with design assistance using Maccaferri GAWAC 3.0 software available to download here
  • Supported with specialist installation tools for hire including pneumatic lacing tools lacing or you can purchase "C" rings and preformed bracing wires to halve assembly time

Our recommended specialist gabion installers can construct sample units on-site before works begin to ensure products are installed as per our guidelines. 

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