What Is Gabion Wire Mesh?
Gabion wire mesh is made of metal mesh. The hexagonal design makes it very strong. People often fill gabion mesh with materials such as rocks, sand, or soil for various purposes of use. One of the most common uses of gabion mesh is for erosion control. Depending on the surface treatment, gabions are available in galvanized and PVC coated options. Wanzhi Steel offers gabion mesh in different wire sizes to meet the different needs of our customers. Next, let’s review more details of gabion mesh!
Why Choose Gabion Wire Mesh?
Metal wire is inherently strong and durable. The gabion wire is galvanized to make it resistant to atmospheric corrosion and more durable.
2. High Strength
Gabion mesh has satisfactory strength. It can resist floods, heavy rainfall, ice, and earth pressure. It retains its shape even when subjected to strong impacts.
Gabion basket is an economical choice. Its price is cost-effective compared to other materials of metal mesh. In addition, gabion mesh is easy to install, so it will also save some labor.
The mesh of gabion mesh is very conducive to automatic and easy drainage. Using it on river banks will not damage the growth of vegetation and it can dredge the river well.
Uses of Gabion Wire Mesh
Gabion mesh is the primary choice for many projects and the following are its common applications：
2. Used as a temporary flood wall；
3. For dam or foundation construction；
5. Rockfall prevention；
6. For landscaping.
Choose Galvanized or PVC Coating?
Galvanized Gabion Mesh
Galvanized gabion mesh is made of galvanized wire. After being hot-dip galvanized, the wire is woven into gabion basket, which has strong corrosion resistance. In addition, galvanized gabion mesh does not rust easily and can be used under harsh environmental conditions. Good quality galvanized gabion mesh will remain in good condition for many years.
PVC Coated Gabion Wire Mesh
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an excellent material for producing screens. It can resist changes in temperature and humidity. Compared with galvanized gabion mesh, PVC coating has greater corrosion resistance. PVC coated gabion mesh has excellent durability. Moreover, this mesh is available in different colors and has great ornamental value. Therefore, it will be more expensive than other materials of wire mesh.
In conclusion, both galvanized gabions and PVC coated gabions are worth investing in. You can make your choice according to your actual use and budget. If you still have questions about this, you can also choose to consult with Wanzhi Steel.
Woven VS Welded Gabion Wire Mesh
Gabion wire mesh is available in both woven and welded processes. The opening type of woven gabion mesh is usually hexagonal. While welded gabion mesh is usually square opening or diamond shaped opening. Welded gabion mesh is made of hard galvanized steel wire, which will be stronger compared to the woven one. However, both woven gabion wire and welded gabion wire offer the same flexibility.
Gabion wire mesh is flexible and strong. It is an environmentally friendly solution to soil erosion and is also one of the materials often chosen for yard landscaping. Wanzhi Steel offers hexagonal gabion baskets made from different wire gauges. The smaller the number of these wire gauges, the thicker the wire. You can decide what size gabions to buy according to the actual situation of your project. Wanzhi Steel can provide you with customized services according to your needs. In short, you can trust Wanzhi Steel and let us be your partner. We look forward to contacting you.