Gabions for slope attachment

If there are slopes or slopes on a plot, they must be intercepted professionally. For this purpose, usually retaining walls are used, it can be used instead of a retaining wall and gabion elements. How to do that and what to look for, read here.

Intercept embankments

On land created by excavation and landfills (for example, to create a flat surface for the bottom plate of the house) slopes and slopes. These must necessarily be intercepted professionally and sufficiently.

There are several ways to do this:

  • retaining wall
  • L-stones
  • retaining walls

As a retaining wall for slope protection but can also serve a Gabion wall. A gabion wall is basically a classic drywall. However, the load-bearing capacity and stability must be considered very critically - the longer and the steeper the slope, the more massive the retaining wall must be.

Benefits of gabions

Gabions are visually more appealing than simple concrete elements or even L-stones. In addition, they can be designed very individually and thus visually fit much better into the garden design than other materials.

At the same time, the cost of construction is significantly lower compared to, for example, a natural stone wall. The cost is lower. At the same time, significantly fewer mistakes can be made in construction that would jeopardize stability. However, the prerequisite is that the depth and height of the retaining wall are already selected appropriately from the outset.

Individual elements can even be arranged in a staircase above each other in order to be able to intercept a slope or embankment even more stable.

Foundation for gabion walls

Important is a sufficiently stable foundation for the gabion wall. A heavyweight wall must also be placed on a sufficiently stable foundation that must also be frost-free.

This means that you have to dig the foundation trench at least 60 - 80 cm deep. Under the concrete layer, a compacted layer of gravel must also be used as a seepage layer so that no water can collect under the foundation.

As concrete quality for the concrete foundation, you should choose at least C25 / 30 for such a heavyweight wall. Clean and professional concreting is also required. The foundation must not be loaded until it has completely hardened. This can take up to 28 days.

Tips & Tricks

Gabion elements can also be used in many other ways in the garden. Click the link and find many more options.

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