Gabion box is commonly refers to the woven wire mesh, which is made of galvanized, PVC coating or zinc-aluminum alloy steel wires and has multiple twisted hexagonal hole shapes meshes. The gabion box is rectangular shape gabion basket with higher basket height than the gabion mattress.
Gabion box is composed of body parts, base, lid and several diaphragms. The diaphragms divide the gabion box into equal dimension cells, and the commonly width is 1 meter. When the gabion box are filled with stones or rocks, the diaphragms can providing even distribution to the gabion box to add strength to the basket and help retain its rectangular shape.
Classifications of gabion box
- According to the material.
Gabion box has different materials to suit different applications and satisfy different customers. The main materials are as follows:
- Galvanized steel wire. Galvanized steel wire is the most commonly seen and used materials in gabion box production. It has electric galvanized gabion box and hot dipped galvanized gabion box. Electric galvanized gabion box with about 10 g/m2 zinc coating has corrosion and rust resistance in short times. The hot dipped galvanized gabion box more than 240 g/m2 zinc coating has durable and better corrosion and rust resistance performance.
- Zinc-aluminum alloy steel wire. It can be divided into 5% aluminum-zinc alloy steel wire, which is known as Galfan steel wire and the 10% aluminum-zinc alloy steel wire. This type of material has triple life than the zinc coating steel wire, which can be used in the high corrosive environments, including acid and alkali applications.
- PVC coating steel wire. The PVC coating can be used combined with low carbon steel wire or galvanized steel wire to add additional protection to the gabion box. Gray or green colors can make the gabion box be blended with surrounding environments and let the gabion box be more beautiful and ecological.