A photograph taken at Yorktown in 1862 of union earthworks built to lay siege to confederate forces area.

A photograph taken at Yorktown in 1862 of union earthworks built to lay siege to confederate forces area.

Our story begins in ancient Egypt, about 7000 years ago actually…

The ancient Egyptians often experienced great damage to their crops and structures on the banks of the Nile. The solution to this problem came in the form of gabion-type structures.

In medieval times, gabions were used in wars as a type of “inverted” trench if you will, protecting soldiers from enemy fire – this method proved to be so efficient that it was still used by the time the American Civil War occurred!

Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy

Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy

Even Leonardo da Vinci knew the value of gabions – he even used gabions to lay the foundation of the Castello Sforzesco, located in Milan, Italy.

In recent years, civil engineers chose not to reinvent the wheel, but rather to build on the firm foundations of history: nowadays, gabions are used to secure shorelines, riverbanks, highways, and slopes against erosion.

But gabions aren’t just functional anymore they have now even become a must-have décor piece!

We trust that gabions will continue to rock!

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