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Hello everyone, I am very happy to post on this forum. I have a building, Gabions Retaining Walls. Gabions Retaining Walls are cylindrical biodegradable basket layers bound together with twisted and reinforced galvanized or PVC coated wire mesh. Gabion wall is used to reduce soil erosion and create a microclimate for vegetation establishment. All mild steel wire material is heavily zinc coated. A thick PVC coating is applied to the galvanized wire to provide added corrosion resistance protection for seaside areas and long time exposure to air. Reinforced gabions for retaining wall are manufactured in hexagonal woven wire mesh grid.



WOVEN MESH GABIONS - SHALL MEET ASTM A975-97(2003)

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Vincent, welcome to Permies! I really like the idea of walls that are made from home-sourced materials.

This one isn't exactly a retaining wall, but I really like the idea for someone with a lot of rocks. It could be used as a retaining wall.
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Welcome to permies!

That is an impressive wall.

I first heard of gabion about 15 years ago when my neighbor built a basket on either side of their driveway.  I don't recall ever having seen those before though my neighbor said that there are a lot of them used in Missouri.

Here are a couple of threads where I recommended using them:

https://permies.com/t/138123/secure-stones-threaten-fall-house#1084129

https://permies.com/t/154875/Regulations-awkward-spot-terrace#1213857



 
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Those are very cool, I am actually planning one for under our deck soon. We have a walk out basement and the last retaining wall was wood which has rotted and disintegrated. I'm intrigued by the lower need for building skills, the longevity, permeability and the ability to add soil to the top and plant. The area gets a lot of southern exposure and I'm thinking of using the top of the gabion for winter/early growing with the benefit of the thermal mass from the stones. It seems so much more dynamic than a regular wood or brick retaining wall.
 
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