Gabion basket is flexible. The mesh structure can tolerate against huge forces without breaking or cracking. It can absorb huge amount of energy and very strong under tension generated by the nature. Meantime the structure filled with stones provides an effective permeability throughout the structure, they are self-draining. Therefore well-made gabion basket structure can keep excellent condition for many years.
Compared to other conventional structures, gabion basket is very economical especially when the stones to fill the structure are close to the work area. If the galvanised wire coated with PVC, the life of structure gets longer. Therefore it's widely used for hydraulic works. At the same time, low maintenance is required