Gabion System in Revetment
Revetments protect banks by absorbing energy of incoming waves or heavy water flows and are usually built to preserve the existing uses of a shoreline and slope. Like seawalls, revetments provide protection for the land behind them; revetments however do not significantly interfere with littoral drift, nor redirect wave energy. Gabion mattresses are an ideal choice for revetments. Rock fill provides sufficient resistance to water's flow to disipate wave energy while the porous nature of gabion mattresses allows for the relief of groundwater pressure in the protected bank. No structural modifications are required to provide adequate drainage. The monolithic nature of gabion structures provides for structural integrity to prevent them from being dislodged by the battering wave action and subsequently washed away in severe storm events.
Design considerations for revetments include providing appropriate height, width and toe proection. Revetments should high enough to prevent overtopping by waves. Sides should be protected from flank erosion by tiebacks or returns. It may be desireable to provide a scour apron at the toe.
Galfan gabion mesh is particularly suitable in strongly corrosive soil and water, normally it could provide corrosion protection that are up to 3 times higher than other gabions, therefore it is an ideal choice when corrosion control is a predominant factor to consider.
3mm galfan gabion mesh refers to the gabions that are made of 3mm steel wire that has been dipped into 5% or 10% Zn-Al alloy solution whose corrosion resistance is three times greater than that of normal zinc coating.
Heavy hexagonal mesh is made from low carbon steel wire or stainless steel wire with big diameter through twisting and braiding by machine. 60X80 heavy hexagonal mesh is one of our most popular product.