HOW TO BUILD A GABION FENCE
   
      
INSTALLATION TOOLS

  These are suggested tools to assist you in laying out and installing the gabion baskets













                                     
       

  

 



START WITH A FIRM AND LEVEL BASE ...                                                    
Using a hoe and/or flat shovel remove any grass, weeds and top layer of soil. If the soil is hard, you may be able to put our gabion wall directly on the existing soil. If you have sandy or soft clay soil, you will need to replace about 6" depth with a compacted gravel or a concrete footer, otherwise the soil might slump under the weight. Then lay out the wall using a string line and line level or a carpenters level mounted on a long straight-edge (2"x4" -12' long) to check that the pad is level in both directions. If you are not planning to vegetate the wall, use brush killer (Roundup)  to destroy any remaining weeds or roots then cover over with geo-textile fabric.












There is virtually no structural integrity in a tall thin gabion wall (typically 4'-8' tall x 9" -24" wide). These will require internal support columns spaced on appx. 6' centers and buried 3' deep in concrete footer.

ed drill or Drill your holes 






GABION ASSEMBLY:


  REINFORCEMENT: Standard retaining wall gabion baskets come 36" wide  x 36" high. This wide base usually does not require internal reinforcement, however narrow landscaping gabion walls and fences (9" - 24" wide) usually requires a steel column, pipe of rebar embedded in concrete to add support and stability to the wall structure

                     
       
 Below are example photos of tall / free standing wall with support pipes embedded in concrete footer and secured to gabion face panels with reinforcement tie rods 




























ASSEMBLING THE GABION BASKETS ...

click here >>> ASSEMBLY & FILLING INSTRUCTIONS


start by unfolding and laying out the wire mesh panels with its bottom panel laying flat on the prepared base surrounded by the four sides. Our baskets are held together with a spiral of galvanized steel that you wind through the adjacent edges of the mesh panels. It’s easy to do since the spiral matches the gabion's mesh grid. When the spiral reaches the end, use pliers to pinch each end to secure and prevent it from slipping out.








 6 ft long  baskets are the most commonly used ... they have a middle panel to stop it bulging out, which is wired in along its bottom edge when the cage was open on the flat, and then down each vertical side when we had the basket in place. The baskets have bracing ties across each corner 1/3 and 2';3 up which are  positioned and pinched closed


FILING THE BASKETS ...

If you have indigenous rocks available, filling with these on-site materials will produce a gabion wall that fits well into its surrounding landscape

To prevent spillage, the exterior rocks facing on the presentation faces need to be slightly larger than the mesh openings. Typical 3" x 3" mesh requires a minimum of 4" rocks and limit the largest rock at 8". Use angled rocks to fit into corners and smaller rocks or used bricks and concrete materials may be inserted in the center of the structure ... they will not to be seen when finished

Careful packing of the rocks takes time but important !  ...
work in layers, using smaller pieces to fill up any voids and to wedge the best looking rocks against the face of the basket. Orient them as closely as possible, then filling in behind them to hold them in place

SECOND LAYER ...
Once you have packed the lower basket, wire on its lid and then assemble the second layer on top. Fill the second layer like the first
 using the best looking rocks at eye level and the not so attractive fill rocks in the center


BELOW ARE MORE EXAMPLES OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT !!!
      
     
       
                        COMPLEMENTS of NEW ENGLAND HOME

GABION SUPPLY
a member of LWECO Group LLC

www.gabionsupply.com

Call Toll Free: 1-866-391-6295
Toll Free Fax: 1-866-227-5118
E Mail: info@GabionSupply.com
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HOW TO BUILD A GABION FENCE
EXAMPLES OF GABION FENCES


      
      
INSTALLATION TOOLS

  These are suggested tools to assist you in laying out and installing the gabion baskets


                                      
        Leather Work Gloves                                   Safety Goggles                        Line Level                                           4 ft Level                                         Flat Bar
                                      



                                                      

                                          Pliers / Wire Cutters                                              Tape Rule                                                   Rake                                   Post Hole Digger
 

                  
      
                                                           Shovels                                                                                            Heavy Hammer                                          Pick                                  


  

 



START WITH A FIRM AND LEVEL BASE ...

                                                                               
 Using a hoe and/or flat shovel remove grass and top layer of soil                Use a level on a long straight-edge to check the pad is level in both directions


Using a hoe and/or flat shovel remove grass and top layer of soil. If the soil is hard, you may be able to put our gabion wall on the existing soil. If you have soft clay soil, you will need to replace about 6" depth with a compacted gravel, road base materials or a concrete footer, otherwise the soil might slump under the weight. Then  use a level on a long straight-edge to check the pad is level in both directions.

  REINFORCEMENT: Standard gabion baskets come 36" wide  x 36" high. This wide base does not require internal reinforcement, however narrow landscaping  gabion walls and fences (12" - 24" wide) usually require a steel column, pipe of rebar embedded in concrete to add support and stability to the wall structure

                     
       
                                   example of tall / free standing wall construction                                                  steel column embedded in concrete footer


Keep grass and weeds from growing into the wall unless you wish to vegetate it 

Use brush killer (Roundup)  to destroy any remaining roots,  then cover with geo-textile fabric over the plan area



ASSEMBLING THE GABION BASKETS ...

click here >>> ASSEMBLY & FILLING INSTRUCTIONS


start by unfolding and laying out the wire mesh panels with its bottom panel laying flat on the prepared base surrounded by the four sides. Our baskets are held together with a spiral of galvanized steel that you wind through the adjacent edges of the mesh panels. It’s easy to do as the spiral matches the mesh grid.
When it reaches the end,  use pliers to pinch each end of the spiral to secure and prevent it from slipping out.


 6 ft long  baskets are the most commonly used ... they have a middle panel to stop it bulging out, which is wired in along its bottom edge when the cage was open on the flat, and then down each vertical side when we had the basket in place. The baskets have bracing ties across each corner 1/3 and 2';3 up which are  positioned and pinched closed


FILING THE BASKETS ...

If you have indigenous rocks available, filling with these on-site materials will produce a gabion wall that fits well into its surrounding landscape

To prevent spillage, the exterior rocks facing on the presentation faces need to be slightly larger than the mesh openings. Typical 3" x 3" mesh requires a minimum of 4" rocks and limit the largest rock at 8". Use angled rocks to fit into corners and smaller rocks or used bricks and concrete materials may be inserted in the center of the structure ... they will not to be seen when finished

Careful packing of the rocks takes time but important !  ...
work in layers, using smaller pieces to fill up any voids and to wedge the best looking rocks against the face of the basket. Orient them as closely as possible, then filling in behind them to hold them in place

SECOND LAYER ...
Once you have packed the lower basket, wire on its lid and then assemble the second layer on top. Fill the second layer like the first
 using the best looking rocks at eye level and the not so attractive fill rocks in the center


BELOW ARE MORE EXAMPLES OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT !!!
      
     
       
                        COMPLEMENTS of NEW ENGLAND HOME

GABION SUPPLY
a member of LWECO Group LLC

www.gabionsupply.com

Call Toll Free: 1-866-391-6295
Toll Free Fax: 1-866-227-5118
E Mail: info@GabionSupply.com
______________________________________

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