Welded mesh gabion offer the same flexibility and strength as twisted mesh gabion. In addition, superior coating technology for Modular Gabion Systems provides higher corrosion resistance than twisted (woven) mesh.
Gabion baskets and mattresses assembled from welded meshes have a dimensional accuracy better than 0.5%, while typical tolerances for twisted meshes are plus/minus 5.0%.
The welded wire mesh gabion wall structure acts as a self-draining unit that “bleeds” from groundwater and relieves hydro-static heads. The gap between the stones eliminates the energy of floods, tidal currents and waves; therefore, the entire structure is a "breathing" self-draining unit that does not require additional drainage. In fact, it decreases with age rather than with age. In the early stages of use, silt and vegetation will accumulate in rock fills to form a natural permanent structure that improves the environment.