Reno Mattresses are units manufactured from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh 6×8 type, made of heavily galvanised wire. Reno mattresses are divided into uniformly portioned cells by internal diaphragms positioned at 1-meter lateral centres; the diaphragms are created by inserting an upright double-mesh fold in the base panel, which improves diaphragm stability during filling operations.
Reno mattresses are filled with stones at the project site to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures such as river bank protection and channel linings for erosion control projects. In order to reinforce the structure, all mesh panel edges are selvedged with a wire having a greater diameter.
Named after one of the first interventions carried out by Maccaferri over 100 years ago, the Reno Mattress® is now synonymous with hydraulic works and erosion protection projects worldwide.
Maccaferri Reno Mattresses® are cages, engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. Delivered flat-packed, they are assembled and then filled with stones at the project site to form flexible and permeable, monolithic structures such as river bank protection and channel linings for erosion control.
This solution reduces the environmental footprint of riverbank protection. This is due to savings of materials, transport. Furthermore, Reno Mattress Plus creates a natural habitat for living species, enhancing biodiversity through the protection of the benthos: the interstitial spaces of the mattress offer a habitat for species that live in the transition zone between water and land.
Finally, Reno Mattress Plus is easier to install, even in steep slope conditions, thanks to its robust doble diaphragms which speed up its setup process.
The mattress is lined with a filter fabric and is then filled.Our GeoMac units are mattress shaped cages, engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. The mattress is lined with a filter fabric is then filled on-site with a stone-soil mix to provide a contained panel of topsoil, confined within a steel wire mesh cage.