What Are Gabions? Learning about a Key Retaining Wall Type Available in Broke
At Novascape Landscaping Pty Ltd, one of our core specialities as a business is retaining walls. As a licenced structural landscaper, we are qualified and experienced in the art of designing and building retaining walls—both for structural and aesthetic purposes. If you need a retaining wall on your property in Broke, we can provide it.
Our retaining wall offerings consist of eight different design types. Most of these are self-explanatory, from concrete blocks to timber wall designs. The only retaining wall type we offer that tends to inspire a bit of confusion is the gabion wall.
The word ‘gabion’ comes from an Italian word that means ‘big cage.’ The translation is more or less literal, as the gabions we use for retaining walls are large metal cages that have been filled with rocks. These cages can then be used sort of like bricks to build a retaining wall.
As with all other retaining walls, gabion walls offer unique advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, they offer an extremely unique look and are ideal for applications involving water because they drain so easily. On the other hand, they take a lot of time and labour to assemble, which results in higher cost.
Is a gabion retaining wall the right option for you, or should you opt for retaining walls in Broke that use timber or brick? At Novascape Landscaping, we are happy to help you weigh the pros and cons and make your final decision. Call us on 0249537979 to start talking about your options today.