Gabion structures can be built with speed and economy in all circumstances and are particularly suitable for landslide control in mountainous countries and in areas with persistently bad ground conditions. Where ground is liable to subside, the capacity of gabions to deform makes them preferable to a concrete wall which would crack and collapse. In addition to the distinct structural advantages over concrete and other non-porous gravity wall structures, the potential to vegetate a standard gabion basket or wire faced wall offers unique landscaping potential as well.
Flood control channels are constructed for the purpose of conveying heavy storm water flows through and from areas which would otherwise be inundated.
DROP STRUCTURES & WEIRS
Drop structures, wiers or check flow dams, are physical impediments constructed in a watercourse to reduce water velocity and sediment downstream.
Gabion baskets may be tiered, stepped or flush faced, to create to a monolithic retaining wall.