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Gabion Baskets newsletter | March 2023

Watch this Spot – You’ll find Gabion Baskets at a Tradeshow Near You

Gabion Baskets are stepping up our profile and visibility as a way of showing clients across all industries the uses and benefits of Gabion Baskets. 
We recently exhibited at the Homemakers Fair, Kyalami, Johannesburg showcasing the best use for gabions in a garden or home environment.
Pop in to our stands at the following tradeshows :

NAMPO – 16 – 19 May
Decorex, Cape Town 22 – 25 June
Home & Garden, Kwazulu Natal 01 – 09 July
Decorex, Johannesburg 03 – 06 August
IMIESA, Johannesburg 25 – 27 October

A Big Project with a Huge Outcome

The Castle Road,  Assegay project that Gabion Baskets worked on recently, consisted of 457 cubes of Gabions, being broken down into 5 sections around the site.

The main wall in the project ended up at 7m high then increased by another 3m toward the left, finishing off at a total of 10m and spanning a whopping 25m. The wall was designed using Gabion Baskets Gabtail design with a PVC coating. The backfill was roughly 750m3.
Gabions were the main focal point of the project.  The job did however require civil works consisting of building a new 1.2m wide x 4m deep manhole, new water pipes, backfilling, road reconstruction with tar work and decomposed granite roadways.

Due to the layout of the site and the damaged areas, the carting of rock to the wall proved to be a challenge, however, we came up with a plan to have the rock delivered at the top of the property main driveway.  We ingeniously created a chute for the rock to land at the desired level we needed. Our team was moving roughly 1.5cubes every 10min with the team creating a chain to pass the rock, to the chute.  Once we had this set up, the rock movement was not an issue.
Each layer of backfill on the project was compacted at 150mm thick, adding a cement mixture every 500mm to harden and bind into the G5 imported fill and the Gabtails.
A stunning feature the client wanted was to have a smaller 3m high x 16m long wall in front of the main wall which was benched into the slope to create a flat platform between both walls.  This then created a rest area for people strolling from the bottom of the property to the top. 
The walk comes to a scenic end where there is a studio for fine art and framing along with a small restaurant.
After 3 months of hard work by the team on the Castle Road, Assegay project, we turned the site from a damaged slope that pulled the driveway down, to a mega retaining wall structure.


Our 2023 team are on hand, at the end of the phone and ready to assist you in making sure you have a professional solution to your requirements, whether it be soil erosion, or a new fire pit. You can contact anyone of our sales and technical representatives in the regions below for more information on our full product range, supply, installation, and training.