Gabion cages in the world have been used for over 100 years. For the first time as a reinforcing material of construction gabion cages have been used in France in the early 19th century. It is noteworthy that these early structures are functioning properly until today. Gabion cages can be used to reinforce slopes, hillsides, embankments, cuttings, gullies, road-bridge structures. In some areas, gabion structures, until recently, had limited application and used only to strengthen the embankment slopes. Experience shows that the construction of gabions is an alternative way to protect road-bridge slopes.
The use of gabion cages structures is a highly effective and versatile way to not only strengthen the slopes, but also enhance, stabilize and protect the exploited subgrade, bridge supports, regulatory dams, coastal, and other structures. Performing protective functions of fortification, gabion cages structures can serve as a reverse filter, and in some cases they can be used to provide impervious events.
Currently known and widely used for more than 20 types of building slopes: grass cultivation, planting shrubs, planting, thermal protector and protective layers using geotextiles, prefabricated concrete lattice, clay soils, surface and solid lattice, flexible concrete slabs, prefabricated reinforced flexible grid, precast concrete and reinforced concrete slabs, monolithic reinforced concrete slabs, riprap, and others.
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