Gabion Baskets and Matresses

Double twisted hexagonal mesh gabions and reno mattresses have been used for channel linings, river bank restoration, soil retention, slope stabilization, and other applications successfully throughout the world for over 100 years.

Our standard gabion baskets are constructed of 3-mm or 4-mm galvanized steel wire, either woven or welded, depending on strength required. Welded 4-mm gabion baskets, for example, will last significantly longer than woven 3-mm gabion baskets, up to 60 years. After base-construction, gabion baskets are assembled, positioned, and filled with rock, slate, stone, or reclaimed aggregates.

Standard gabion baskets are 1 m high by 1 m deep, and 2 m, 3 m, or 4 m long. Used in certain retaining walls and erosion-control projects, gabion baskets are a more economical solution and easier to implement than engineered-wall systems.

Gabions offer many advantages over similar construction.

  • Flexibility
  • Durability
  • Strength
  • Permeability
  • Reliability
  • Longevity
  • Low Cost


In addition to standard gabion basket sizes, we also offer an exclusive line of Mini Gabions, available in standard 2 m, 3 m, and 4 m lengths, measuring 0.5 m high by 0.5 m deep. These economical alternatives offer greater design flexibility while reducing environmental impact and excavation and installation costs.


Landscape designers and architects have noted gabion baskets can be quite attractive, depending on the fill, and more economical and easier to install than traditional brick, block, or stone walls. Our decorative gabion baskets are constructed of the same high-grade materials as our standard gabion baskets, but on a smaller scale. For use in residential and commercial projects, decorative gabion baskets are available in four standard sizes: 18”x18”x18”, 36”x18”x18”, 36”x36”x18”, and 36”x36”x36”.

Shipped flat and assembled on-site, using hog rings or spiral binders, gabion baskets are a flexible and economical solution to many erosion-control, landscape, and design challenges.

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Animation of assembly and Installation of Gabion (reno) Mattresses