Gabion in landscape design

What is gabion?
Gabion (from Fr. gabion or from Italian gabbione — “big cell”) is a box or a frame made of wire mesh, filled with gravel, pebbles or stones.
In landscape design gabions are used to create various decorative architectural objects.

Flower beds, multilayered flower gardens, flower tubs, decorative walls, drinking fountains, well chambers, decorative ponds, fountains, outdoor fireplaces, chimneys, separate parts of garden furniture, fencing poles — this is not a complete list of unusual and beautiful constructions at the farmland or country house.

Gabion is very easy to assemble – anyone can handle it! You just need to select the location where you want to place it, gather the design on hooks and fill with any stone content. This may be the cobblestone, gravel, quarry stone or сrushed stone. Stone filler may be rounded (river rock) or torn (quarry stone or gravel) with the size slightly larger than the size of the mesh gabion.

We make gabions of galvanized 4 mm diameter steel wire with an additional polymer coating for greater durability, by the author’s unique patented technology — SraftSnake. You have the opportunity to become the owner of this wonderful architectural structure, which will decorate your landscape, give it a unique charm and create an extraordinary atmosphere in the garden.

Advantages of gabions:

1) they do not need drainage systems since they freely pass water;

2) capable of bearing heavy loads, including ground and waves pressure, therewith the gabion «bends», but is not destroyed, in contrast with concrete which can give a crack;

3) natural filling materials — stone, gravel, earth — do not upset the balance of an ecosystem, as soon as they do not inhibit the growth of vegetation and blend with the environment, decorating the landscape;

4) a strong welded mesh of steel wire with double-coating of zinc and polymer retains structural integrity, preventing the appearance of erosion, which ensures a long-lasting service life;

5) there is no need for expensive special weight lifting equipment and skilled labor for the installation, as soon as the mesh is transported folded, and is installed and filled directly on site. The relatively low price and low cost of installation and subsequent exploitation allows considerable funds savings as compared with traditional concrete. The profit ranges from 10 to 50%.