GABION BASKETS AND RENO MATTRESSES

Gabion baskets and Reno mattresses are wire baskets available in various sizes and dimensions.  They contain internal diaphragms that are filled on the jobsite with stone and linked together, thus creating a strong, permeable, flexible earth retention structure. Reno mattresses are similar in construction to gabion baskets except that these units are relatively wider, with less depth. They are often used as revetment mats, channel linings, sea walls, weirs or as a foundation under gabion baskets.

Since gabion baskets and Reno mattresses are easy to assemble, they require no skilled labor.  They can also be filled with material already onsite.  As a result, there is no need to purchase additional fill making them a cost-effective option for your project. Selection of gabion basket and Reno mattresses is based upon both the application and jobsite conditions. Please call our sales office at 609-971-8810 ​ for more information.  We welcome the opportunity to be of service.

Gabion baskets and Reno mattresses are wire baskets available in various sizes and dimensions.  They contain internal diaphragms that are filled on the jobsite with stone and linked together, thus creating a strong, permeable, flexible earth retention structure. Reno mattresses are similar in construction to gabion baskets except that these units are relatively wider, with less depth. They are often used as revetment mats, channel linings, sea walls, weirs or as a foundation under gabion baskets.

Since gabion baskets and Reno mattresses are easy to assemble, they require no skilled labor.  They can also be filled with material already onsite.  As a result, there is no need to purchase additional fill making them a cost-effective option for your project. Selection of gabion basket and Reno mattresses is based upon both the application and jobsite conditions. Please call our sales office at 609-971-8810 ​ for more information.  We welcome the opportunity to be of service.

WIRE TYPES

WOVEN WIRE

Woven wire gabion baskets and Reno mattresses are manufactured from heavy gauge double-twisted hexagonal steel wire mesh. The heavy gauge woven wire  provides reinforcement along the edges, while the flexible structure allows them to twist and conform to the changes in the land.

Galvanized

Double-twisted hexagonal steel wire mesh which is galvanized zinc coated prior to being double-twisted into mesh.  The fasteners and lacing wire are also made of the same zinc coated wire.

Consider using a galvanized woven wire gabion basket or reno mattress

  • Dry conditions, not submerged below water level
  • Non-corrosive soil or water applications

PVC Coated

Double-twisted hexagonal wire mesh made from the same steel galvanized zinc coated wire with an additional Poly Vinyl Coating (PVC).  The fasteners are also stainless steel and the lacing wire is the same PVC coating as the mesh.

Consider using a PVC woven wire gabion basket or reno mattress

  • Wet conditions, submerged below water level
  • Use in corrosive soil or water applications
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WELDED WIRE

Welded wire gabion baskets and Reno mattresses offer the same flexibility as twisted mesh gabions with greater strength and resistance to corrosion. Their structures are more rigid so that they retain their shape easier even when filled with heavy stones.

Galvanized

Manufactured  from galvanized steel wire that is welded into uniform square sections. Wire for fabrication and assembly shall be hot-dipped and galvanized as well.

Consider using a galvanized welded gabion basket or reno mattress

  • Dry conditions, not submerged below water level
  • Non-corrosive soil or water applications

PVC Coated

Manufactured from galvanized steel wire that is coated by fusion bonded PVC material.Wire for fabrication and assembly receive the same fusion bonded PVC coating.

Consider using a PVC coated  welded wire gabion basket or reno mattress

  • Wet conditions, submerged below water level
  • Use in corrosive soil or water applications
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STANDARD SIZES

GABION BASKETS
Gabion Unit Size Capacity (cubic yards) No. Internal Cells
6′ x 3′ x 3′ 2 2
9′ x 3′ x 3′ 3 3
12′ x 3′ x 3′ 4 4
6′ x 3′ x 1.5′ 1 2
9′ x 3′ x 1.5′ 1 ½ 3
12′ x 3′ x 1.5′ 2 4
6′ x 3′ x 1.5′ 2
9′ x 3′ x 1′ 1 3
6′ x 3′ x 1′ 1 ⅓ 4
RENO MATTRESSES
Reno Mattress Unit Size Capacity (cubic yards) No. Internal Cells
9′ x 6′ x 6″ 1 3
12′ x 6′ x 6″ 1 ⅓ 4
9′ x 6′ x 9″ 1 ½ 3
9′ x 6′ x 12″ 2 4
9′ x 6′ x 12″ 2 3
12′ x 6′ x 12″ 2 ⅔ 4

APPLICATIONS

Products that can withstand environmental  stresses such as channel or foundation shifts, soil pressure and impact of high velocity waves are essential to the success of a project.  Due to the flexibility of the wire, the gabion baskets and Reno mattresses settle, twist and conform to the changes in the land.  In addition, the strength of the wire contains the fill material while resisting the pressures put upon them.  Consider using a geotextile as a separation layer or inside to reduce the amount of fill.  Vegetating gabion baskets and Reno mattresses also makes them a good choice for bioengineering projects.

  • Mass gravity retaining structures
  • Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls
  • Vegetated slope reinforcement
  • Slope stabilization
  • Slope reinforcement
  • Channel lining and channel relocation
  • Slope and bank protection
  • Shore and stream bank protection
  • Weirs, groins, and jetties
  • Drop structures
  • Culvert outlet scour pads and headwalls
  • Bridge abutments
  • Erosion control

Disclaimer: These guidelines are for informational purposes only and are intended as illustration or general information only and are not intended as a guarantee or warranty. IWT assumes no responsibilities in connection with the use of this information.