Gabions and Rock Mattresses

Gabions and rock mattresses are baskets or cages manufactured from heavily galvanized wire and also with the addition of a PVC sleeve coating on the core wire filled with mattress rock.

Applications include:

  • Retaining walls
  • Weirs and drop structures
  • Culvert protection
  • Bridge abutment protection
  • Channel lining
  • Chutes and spillways
  • River crossings
  • Landscaping
  • Rockfall protection netting (mesh)
  • Erosion control and stabilisation

Gabion and rock mattress structures are porous to prevent build up of hydrostatic pressure and are able to withstand differential settlement.