The use of Weldmesh Gabion solutions as an effective solution to combat erosion and to stabilise and strengthen embankments has been in evidence for several decades.
Rivers, coasts, roads and railways can all be subject to continuous or fluctuating erosion, demanding planned defences that counteract the forces involved. Betafence Gabion Systems have been used in many modern civil engineering schemes to provide economic and effective solutions.
Gabions are engineered retaining structures designed as mass gravity walls to hold back earth or other solid materials without overturning, sliding or foundation failure. All designed, gabion walls should be checked by a suitably qualified structural engineer on site prior to construction.
The modular structure of these walls allows for variation in section to be accommodated as the height increases. The inherent strength of the units ensures structural and dimensional stability whilst a degree of flexibility accommodates ground movement and settlement where necessary.
This programme has been carried out in conjunction with our partners Hesco Bastion Limited based in Leeds, UK who have been responsible for developing and patenting the unique range of systems.