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Sausage Gabions

Also referred to as a sack gabion, cylindrical shaped, filled to 75% capacity with rock, used in restricted areas or to act as foundation for gabion river structures. Also used quickly in emergency situations.

Why you need the Sausage Gabion…

  • Cheaper and quicker to fill than a standard Gabion.
  • More flexible and fits nicely into confined areas quickly.
  • Rapid assembly for damaged river sites.
  • Highly durable made with PVC coating, to prevent mesh corrosion.
  • Prevents erosion of soil and any rock movement away from area needing protection.
  • Requires less rock than a standard sized gabion basket.

The sausage gabion is manufactured from a hexagonal woven mesh panel, made out of Gabion mesh 80 x 100 x 2.7mm and rolled into a sausage on site and filled with rock to 75% fill capacity and laced together with the 2.20mm Binding wire. This is an extremely useful product for founding Gabion structures where you might normally consider using loose rock or rip – rap. Bearing in mind that loose rock can be washed away by high water velocities, it makes sense to rather enclose the rock in a flexible woven mesh cage and prevent this from happening. On flexible clay soil foundations a mesh contained rock pack will move much less that loose rock. The product is available with Class A Galvanising or with grey PVC coating.

Sausage gabions should also preferably placed above a geotextile layer and individual sausages should be anchored or laced together where possible unless they are anchored below the mass of the gabion structure, to prevent lateral movement under high water velocities.

Product size – 2m long x 0.65 m diameter – 0.85m3 or 1ton or rock required

Sausage Gabion Features

  • Flexible sausage
  • High strength mesh.
  • Economical benefit.
  • Easy in install
  • Little rock required.
  • Stronger and more durable than fabric sacks.

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    What can Sausage Gabion be used for?

    • Gabion founding support.
    • Scour holes where rock only will not be sufficient.
    • Emergency flooding damage prevention
    • Irregular shaped riverways requiring little soil excavation.

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