Gabions, Gabion Baskets, Gabion Cages, Gabion Box and River Mattress

Gabions also known as gabion baskets, gabion cages and gabion box.

Ruiqi Wire Mesh offers strong and durable gabion baskets and river mattress can meet the specification of ASTM A975-11(2016). Our standard gabions are made from high quality carbon steel wire which is heavily galvanized, zinc coating can be up to 300g/m², also available in Galfan coated wire gabion baskets, the wire diameter range from 2-5mm, PVC coating thickness is 0.5mm, tensile strength is not less than 300Mpa. We also provide stainless steel gabion baskets made from ss304, ss 316 or ss316Ti.

Standard size for gabion cages are form 2m(L) x 1m(W) x 0.5(H) to 4m(L) x 1m(W) x 1m(H), for gabion mattress is from 3m x 2m x 0.17m to 4m x 2m x 0.3m, detailed specification has been listed as follows, custom size also available upon request.

Gabion Baskets River BankGabion baskets and river mattress are rectangular box shape, and divided into cells by diaphragms, made from double twisted hexagonal wire mesh, which can be filled with stones for civil engineering, it is generally heavy duty galvanized or galvanized with PVC coated to prevent rust.

Gabion box and mattress are very convenient and efficient in civil engineering, so they have a wide range of applications including retaining walls, soil retaining structures, stream and river bank protection, slope and embankment reinforcement, outfall structures, highway fence, garden, etc.

The surface treatment of gabion baskets is as follows:

  • Zinc Coated
  • PVC Coated
  • Zn-5Al-MM Coated
  • Aluminum Coated

Dimension of The Gabions and Mattress


gabion basket sizes

Size of Gabion Baskets

Length x Width x Height Number of Cells Diaphragm Volume (m3)
2 x 1 x 1m 6 x 3 x 3 ft 2 1 2
3 x 1 x 1m 9 x 3 x 3 ft 3 2 3
4 x 1 x 1m 12 x 3 x 3 ft 4 3 4
2 x 1 x 0.5m 6 x 3 x 1.5 ft 2 1 1
3 x 1 x 0.5m 9 x 3 x1.5 ft 3 2 1.5
4 x 1 x 0.5m 12 x 3 x 1.5 ft 4 3 2

Size of Gabion Mattress

Length x Width x Height Number of Cells Diaphragm Volume (m3)
3 x 2 x 0.17m 9 x 6 x 0.5 ft 3 2 6
4 x 2 x 0.17m 12 x 6 x 0.5 ft 4 3 8
3 x 2 x 0.23m 9 x 6 x 0.75 ft 3 2 6
4 x 2 x 0.23m 12 x 6 x 0.75 ft 4 3 8
3 x 2 x 0.3m 9 x 6 x 1 ft 3 2 6
4 x 2 x 0.3m 12 x 6 x 1 ft 4 3 8

Gabion Mesh Size & Wire Diameter

Item Zinc Coated PVC Coated Zinc Coated PVC Coated
Mesh Opening 80 x 100mm 60 x 80mm
Mesh Wire 3mm 4mm 2.2 mm 3.2mm
Selvedge Wire 4mm 4.5mm 3mm 4mm
Lacing Wire 2.2mm 2.2mm 2.2mm 3.2mm
Fasteners 3mm 4mm 3mm 4mm
PVC Coating Thickness 0.5mm 0.5mm

When you send us inquiry, please let us know the following gabions specifications so that we can quote to you as soon as possible:

  1. Product Type: Gabion Baskets or Gabion Mattresses;
  2. Size: Length, Width & Height;
  3. Wire Diameter: Mesh Wire, Selvedge Wire, Lacing Wire and Fasteners, etc.
  4. Tensile Strength: Tensile Strength for Each Wire
  5. Mesh Size: 80 x 100mm, 60 x 80mm, or customized;
  6. Surface Treatment: Zinc Coated, PVC Coated or Other Treatment;
  7. Quantity: How Many Sets of Gabions / Mattresses You Need;
  8. Destination Port.