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!
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!
- IMIESA March 2019 12th Apr 2019
- Civil Engineering March 2018 31st Mar 2018
- IMIESA March 2018 Gabions 31st Mar 2018
- IMIESA January 2018 Gabions 31st Jan 2018
- Gabion Baskets Closing Times 14th Dec 2017
- IMEISA October 2017 Gabions 31st Oct 2017
- IMIESA August 2017 Gabions 31st Aug 2017
- IMIESA July 2017 Gabions 31st Jul 2017
- IMIESA May 2017 Gabions 31st May 2017
- Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town Flood Damage Protection Solutions. (Using Gabions) 13th Feb 2017