Gabion and Mattresses

Gabions

Commonly used for earth retention and erosion control, Gabions are rectangular, compartmented baskets made of heavy gauge galvanized wire mesh. The compartments are filled with stones. Diaphragms between the compartments help to maintain the baskets uniform shape and to evenly distribute the stone infill. Special fasteners are used to close and secure the Gabions, preventing movement of the stone and maintaining the integrity of the system. They are available in a variety of sizes that can be easily connected to create any configuration required. Unlike rigid structures, Gabions remain flexible and are well suited to projects over unstable foundations. They possess tremendous strength and require little maintenance. Gabions remain permeable, limiting the need for costly drainage provisions and promote growth of vegetation. GSI carries Terra Aqua Gabions. Made in America, Terra Aqua Gabions utilize a double twisted wire mesh for superior strength, durability and flexibility. Terra Aqua Gabions can also be ordered with a PVC coating.

  • Bridge Abutments and Wing Walls
  • Drop Structures and Weirs
  • Channel Linings and Retaining Walls
GABIONS RENO

 

 

PRODUCT GSI Item #
Length Width Depth Galvanized PVC Coated
“A” GABION 6ft 3ft 3ft I633GAL I633PVC
“B” GABION 9ft 3ft 3ft I933GAL I933PVC
“C” GABION 12ft 3ft 3ft I1233GAL I1233PVC
“D” GABION 6ft 3ft 1.5ft I631.5GAL I631.5PVC
“E” GABION 9ft 3ft 1.5ft I931.5GAL I931.5PVC
“F” GABION 12ft 3ft 1.5ft I1231.5GAL I1231.5PVC
“G” GABION 6ft 3ft 1ft I631GAL I631PVC
“H” GABION 9ft 3ft 1ft I931GAL I931PVC
“I” GABION 12ft 3ft 1ft I1231GAL I1231PVC

Reno® Mattresses

On sites where less depth and more surface area protection is required, a special type of gabion is used. Referred to as Reno® Mattresses, these units are wider, with less depth than standard gabions. Reno® Mattresses are often used as flexible foundation slabs under gabions. Or you may see them used as channel linings and revetment mats.

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A Terra Aqua Reno® Mattress, assembled and ready for installation

PRODUCT GSI Item #
Length Width Depth Galvanized PVC Coated
“Q” MATTRESS 9ft 6ft 6″ I966GAL I966PVC
“R” MATTRESS 12ft 6ft 6″ I1266GAL I1266PVC
“T” MATTRESS 9ft 6ft 9″ I969GAL I969PVC
“U” MATTRESS 12ft 6ft 9″ I1269GAL I1269PVC

Gabion & Reno® Mattress Fasteners

Lacing wire is included with each Gabion or Reno Mattress shipped. The wire is laced through the corners of the gabions for assembly and installation. As a replacement to this labor intensive method, GSI offers a variety of alternative fasteners. Overlapping Fasteners similar to hog rings are our most popular. Installed with a pneumatic gun that is available for rental from GSI, assembly of a basket is completed in a mere fraction of the time as compared to lacing. Tiger Tite® Interlocking Fasteners, also major time savers, are locking clips that are easily secured with a pair of Tiger Tite® Hand Pliers,eliminating the need for air compressors. Tiger Tite® Hand Pliers are inexpensive and can be purchased or rented from GSI, making it easy to have a number of workers assembling baskets at the same time. Tiger Tite® Interlocking Fasteners are available with a galvanized coating for galvanized coated gabions or stainless steel for PVC coated gabions.

PRODUCT GSI Item #
OVERLAP FASTENER (Galv., box of 1600) IHOGRINGR
OVERLAP FASTENER (SS, box of 1600) IHOGRING
PNEUMATIC GUN IGUNHOGRING

Pneumatic Guns are available for sale or rent.

Available to rent through GSI, a pneumatic gun will greatly improve efficiency on any gabion project. It is used with overlapping fasteners.

 

Tiger Tite® Interlocking Fasteners are comprised of an open loop of steel wire that when brought together in the proper manner, forms a locked closed loop. Tiger Tite® Interlocking Fasteners are quickly installed with the use of a Tiger Tite®Hand Pliers.

 

PRODUCT GSI Item #
TIGER TITE GALVANIZED (box of 1000) ICLIPGAL
TIGER TITE STAINLESS (box of 1000) ICLIPPVC
TIGER TITE HAND PLIERS IPLIER

Tiger Tite Hand Pliers are available for sale or rent.

 

Tiger Tite® Interlocking Fasteners are easily installed using a Tiger Tite® Hand Pliers shown above.

Tact Ties® are a used in place of lacing wire to ensure proper alignment of the corners. Tact Ties® simply hook through the wire mesh with no cutting, twisting or tying required. They are available with either a galvanized or PVC coating to match whatever type of gabion being used.

PRODUCT GSI Item #
TACT TIES GALVANIZED ITACTGAL
TACT TIES PVC ITACTPVC