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How to Lace Gabion Baskets

Below you will find a step by step guide on how to lace gabion baskets, with easy to follow diagrams.

OVERVIEW

METHOD A – STEP 1) Lace Using Tying Wire

  • Cut the tying wire to size: 1m length of gabion will require 1.5m of wire.
  • Thread the wire in and out of each mesh hole.
  • Wrap the wire three times around the first hole. 
  • For extra strength, double-loop the wire around each mesh hole as you go.
  • As you thread the wire, pull it to tighten.
  • At the end of the section, wrap the wire three times to secure it.

 

METHOD A – STEP 2) Fill The Baskets

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  • Carefully fill the basket with hard, durable and non-degradable rocks that are bigger than the mesh aperture (min. 80mm). 100-200mm is recommended.
  • Angular shaped, interlocking rocks work best.

 

METHOD A – STEP 3) Secure The Lid

  • Close the lid, ensuring that it sits comfortably on the stones and there are no gaps.
  • Secure the top around the edges with the tying wire, using the same technique as before.

 

METHOD B – STEP 1) Lace Using Helical Connectors

  • You can opt for helical connectors instead of tying wire to make your job quicker and easier.
  • Twist the spirals into place making sure they contain the corners of both panels.
  • You will need 4 helicals per basket, one for each corner.
  • If the height is less than 0.5m, you only need 2 helicals as you can cut one in half to use for two corners.
  • Use a hacksaw or wire clippers to cut them to size.

 

METHOD B – STEP 2) Fill The Baskets

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  • Carefully fill the basket with hard, durable and non-degradable rocks that are bigger than the mesh aperture (min. 80mm). 100-200mm is recommended.
  • Angular shaped, interlocking rocks work best.

 

METHOD B – STEP 3) Close the Lid

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  • Close the lid, ensuring that it sits comfortably on the stones and there are no gaps.
  • Secure the top around the edges with the helical connectors, using the same technique as before.
  • That’s it, you’re done! You can now use your gabion baskets for whatever project you had in mind. 🙂
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