Maccaferri Strong Face gabions are an excellent solution for use when a gabion wall, or revetment needs a stronger than normal face. The units can be used where there are higher loads within the gabion structure or in situations where a higher abrasion resistance is required on the face of the gabion. This can occur for example in river or lake works where there is the risk of ice movement and increased potential for damage.
Our gabion baskets are made from high quality steel wire, which is heavily galvanised to provide long term corrosion protection. An additional protective polymeric coating is also applied for gabions that are to be used in more aggressive environments, or where a longer design life is required.
In order to obtain higher abrasion resistance and to improve the front face strength, the front or one side of gabions is produced with steel wire mesh of diameter 3.4mm. The other faces of the gabion are produced with mesh of diameter 2.7 mm. In order to reinforce the structure, all mesh panel edges are selvedged with a wire having a greater diameter.
Strong face gabions are divided into cells by means of diaphragms placed with distance of 1m. They are filled with stones at the project site to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures such as retaining walls, channel linings, and weirs for erosion control projects.
Maccaferri new PA6 polymer coating has been added to our range of protective coatings to offer a solution to those projects that require improved environmental and technical performance to the existing PVC and HDPE coated mesh products on the market.
Our gabions are manufactured in our factories around the world. The management and production system in many of our factories is certified in compliance with ISO 9001.
Please contact your local Maccaferri subsidiary for details on the compliance and certification in your area.