Gabions are wire-mesh baskets or boxes filled with rocks. Gabions link together to control erosion during construction activities and can be used to stabilize steep slopes or to prevent erosion when lining ditches.

Gabions illustration

Illustration: Gabions

 

Gabions photo

Photograph: Gabions

Source: The image above illustrates the key components of Gabions.

 

A. Left top of bank of proposed ditch.

B. Trapezoidal ditch lined with gabions.

C. Right top of bank of proposed ditch.