The small slope below the parking lot was secured last year with a gabion wall. Between the gabion wall and the parking lot I created a raised bed and planted the first plants. The raised bed has automatic watering and is additionally secured with a honeycomb fleece .
The area in front of the office now looks tidier and cleaner than before. Our visitors are offered a much more beautiful picture. Along the way, the slope was secured with the stone baskets.
Review: From slope to chic raised bed
Since I still had a stone basket left over, I wanted to integrate it, visually appealing, into the already existing gabion wall.
I found it optimal to place the new basket flush left on the existing slope protection. Thus, there should be a beautiful finish to the garden stairs made of paving stones on the slope.
- Gabionenkorb * Breite 1000 mm * Höhe 500 mm * Tiefe 500 mm
- Frontgittergröße 1000 x 500 mm * Maschenweite 50 x 100 mm * Drahtstärke 4,5 mm
- Maschenweite der restlichen Gitter 50 x 100 mm * Drahtstärke 4,5 mm
- Verbindungsart * Spiralverbindung
- Ausführung Galfan (95% Zink, 5% Alu)
Video documentation for slope stabilization with gabions
I have recorded the removal of my gabion wall for slope stabilization in a video again.
Reopen old gabion wall – Mount new grids
To connect the new stone basket to the already existing gabion wall I had to first remove the spirals of the lower stone basket and take off the lid.
Then the upper area of the old gabion baskets was filled with smaller stones and some gravel. The stones in the second basket can thus lie flat on the stones of the first basket.
I then put the lid back on and placed the back wall of the new stone basket. I then used the spiral to connect all three grids together.
Since the grids are not always perfectly aligned, turning in the spirals is not always easy. I have therefore previously fixed the grids with cable ties. This allowed me to turn the spiral in relatively easily. Once the metal spiral was placed on the gabion grids, the cable ties were removed again.
After the back wall, the side walls and finally the front grille with the narrow mesh were mounted in the same way.
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Spacers and granite stones for the gabion
Now I could install the spacers in the new stone basket. These ensure that the stone basket does not bulge. Since this gabion is free-standing, I positioned the spacers across the corner. So I can make sure that none of the four side rails bulges.
After the basket was assembled, the stones were installed. As before, I used 80 x 120 granite stones. On the outer sides, the stones were positioned in a visually appropriate manner.
Finally, the lid was mounted on the finished stone basket and fixed with the spirals.
The gabion wall is very stable and has been reliably securing the slope for several years now. Visually, I also like the wall very much.