24 November 2023 – We’re back with an exciting update on the Silverstar Casino redevelopment project! As of today, November 24, 2023, we’ve reached significant milestones, and we’re eager to share our progress.
Clinton Cheyne, Operations Manager for Gabion Baskets, recently visited the site to assess the ongoing work. Here’s a summary of his update:
We’re thrilled with the progress we’ve made, and we’re looking forward to unveiling the final result soon. Stay tuned for more updates as we near the completion of this exciting transformation at Silverstar Casino.
26 October 2023 – The Silverstar Casino redevelopment is in full swing, and our team has been putting in tremendous effort to bring this vision to life. With 20 dedicated individuals on site, we’re making waves as we move an impressive 30 tons of rock daily. It’s a testament to our commitment to excellence.
As we near the halfway mark of this project, we’re thrilled with the progress we’ve achieved. Each day brings us closer to our goal, transforming this space into something truly remarkable.
However, every journey has its challenges, and we recently encountered one. Last night, an embankment failure occurred, sending ripples of concern through the team. But here’s where teamwork, dedication, and a bit of luck come into play. Thankfully, no one was on site during this incident, and that made all the difference.
Our team rallied this morning, addressing the issue head-on. We’re grateful to report that the situation is under control, and we’re back on track with renewed determination.
Challenges may arise, but they only serve to strengthen our resolve. The Silverstar Casino redevelopment remains an exciting testament to the power of innovation and collaboration. We’re on track to complete this project by the end of November, and we can’t wait to unveil the final result.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue this incredible journey of transformation and renewal at Silverstar Casino. Together, we’re shaping the future.
6 October 2023 – We’re back with exciting news from the Silverstar Casino development site! One week into the project, and we’re making tremendous progress. Our excavations are well underway, and we’re gearing up to start constructing our gabion baskets. However, during our site inspection today, we made an interesting discovery.
We noticed a significant crack in the ground, right above the area where we had originally planned to build our gabion retaining walls. Being the meticulous team that we are, we’ve decided to adapt our strategy. Instead of proceeding as initially planned, we’ll be excavating up to this crack to commence our retaining wall construction from there.
Adaptability is key in every project, and our team is ready to tackle this challenge head-on. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to transform Silverstar Casino with our innovative gabion solutions!
Hey there, fellow landscape enthusiasts! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp, you’ll know it’s a hub of entertainment.
But did you know it’s also the canvas for our latest project? We’re crafting something truly special there – a gabion retaining wall that’s set to reshape the scenery.
Silverstar Casino: Where Entertainment Meets Adventure
Silverstar Casino snuggled beneath the majestic Magalies Mountains, has always been a hub for all things entertainment. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, Silverstar caters to your whims. The casino buzzes from Sunday to Thursday until 3am and goes 24/7 on weekends.
You can try your luck at the casino, catch a live show at The Barnyard Theatre, watch sports on a colossal outdoor screen at The Square, enjoy the latest blockbusters at movies@ Silverstar, or compete in friendly activities like ten-pin bowling, Laser Tag, and arcade games at The Magic Company. And for a little rest and relaxation, the Silverstar Hotel and Soulstice Day Spa offer a perfect escape.
Our Role at Silverstar Casino: A Project of Transformation
Now, let’s talk about the real star of the show – us, Gabion Baskets. We’re renowned for our eco-friendly and creative landscaping solutions. Our latest adventure?
A gig at Silverstar Casino, where we’re swapping out a not-so-happy concrete block retaining wall for a striking gabion retaining wall.
The Nitty Gritty
Our Kickoff Date: We rolled up our sleeves and got to work on 2 October , 2023.
Our Timeline: We’re aiming to put the finishing touches on this project in about two and a half months.
Our Materials: We’re going all-in with 900 cubic metres of gabions.
Wall Heights: Our gabion retaining wall will range from a modest 4 metres to a towering 9 metres.
Digging In: We got the groundwork underway on 3 October.
Our Work Pace: We’ve set our sights high, planning to crank out 20 to 30 gabion cubes each day.
Why Gabion Baskets Over Concrete Blocks?
Choosing gabion baskets over concrete blocks for this project is a significant move. While concrete blocks have their moments, they can falter when the going gets tough. Here’s why gabion baskets make sense:
Flexibility: Gabion baskets flex with the terrain, making them a go-to choice for different landscapes.
Durability: These baskets are built tough, handling even the harshest weather conditions with a smile.
Looks Matter: Gabion structures bring an artistic flair to the table, offering endless landscaping possibilities.
Ease of Build: Gabion walls often outpace traditional methods when it comes to construction speed.
Keep an eye on Silverstar Casino as it undergoes a stunning makeover. It’s a testament to the magic of gabion structures in exterior design, and it’s a sight you won’t want to miss!
Manufactured in South Africa, offering Class-A Galvanised or with Grey PVC coating Hexagonal woven mesh baskets and mattresses, Square Weldmesh baskets are also available.
Protect the integrity of your gabion basket installation with high-quality geotextiles between your gabion structures and the soil.
Sandbags are an ideal solution when it comes to soil erosion protection, and diverting floodwaters away from sensitive installations or homes.
These blankets promote vegetation growth when combined with your gabion structure, and help retain the important topsoil for vegetation growth.
Heavy rocks need heavy transport. Our Barrows were specially designed to transport our quality products.
Hexagonal woven mesh is the perfect product for rockfall mesh netting and to cover large areas of river mattresses quickly.
Fully made up Gabion baskets or mesh rolls/panels are offered for more flexible use on building or civil engineering construction sites.
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.
Only need a small retaining wall up to 1.5m height? Why not use local rock with our small 300 x 300mm cross-section Gab-Bloc Gabion?
The smaller Garden Gabion can be used at home for terracing and smaller Gabion retaining walls, or even internal feature/ decorative walls, or raised garden beds as illustrated below.
We offer a custom designed, suited to feature aesthetically pleasing Gabion Planter feature which is sure to turn heads and get lots of interest.
These units are suitable for filling with earth, sand, gravel, crushed rock and other granular materials.
We supply non weathered rock for gabion and rip rap protection and feature structures, many colors are available, size 100-250mm.