2 WHAT ARE GABIONS?Gabions are wire mesh baskets compactly filled with stones, rocks and other hard materials, properly wired together for construction of erosion control structures, and to stabilize steep slopes and prevent erosion. Along with it, gabions are also used as decorative structures in landscaping, building etc.Arkada Group has experienced teams who pack the baskets by hand with an artistic flair that turns this construction product into an aesthetically pleasing solution as well.
3 WHY ARE GABIONS USED?In the course of supporting steep slopes, aesthetical and environmental requirements must also be fulfilled besides technical requirements. Consequently, their use offers numerous advantages as compared to other types of structures.Their advantages:● various possibilities of installation,● aesthetical appearance suiting the environment,● long life● easy, economical and quick construction,● materials available near the site can be used,● permeable structure not susceptible to frost damage,● flexibility, strength.
4 WHERE CAN GABIONS BE USED? Gabion structures can be built quickly and economically under all conditions and are especially suitable for stabilizing slopes in mountainous regions and in regions with unfavorable soil characteristics.Areas of use of gabion structures:● Mass gravity retaining walls● Mechanically stabilized soil retaining walls● Supplementary elements of buildings● Garden architectural elements (e.g. benches, partition walls, etc.)● Channel linings, river bed● Culverts and bridge abutments● Gully control, water velocity reducing structures
5 MASS GRAVITY GABION RETAINING WALLS Soil reinforcement is not used for gravity wall. Therefore, a gravity wall has limited height because it relies on the weight and setback of the block alone to resist the soil pressures behind the wall.Gabion retaining walls offer an economical and attractive alternative to concrete retaining walls. They can be filled with local stone or even concrete rubble.As Arkada Group, we combine the basic engineering principles of setback, leverage and total unit mass with simple mechanics to make highly stable gravity walls.
6 MECHANICALLY STABILIZED GABION RETAINING WALLS Mechanically stabilized earth or MSE is soil constructed with artificial reinforcing. It can be used for retaining walls, bridge abutments, dams, seawalls, and dikes. Mechanically stabilized soil retaining walls stabilize unstable slopes and retain the soil on steep slopes and under crest loads.Mechanically stabilized GABION retaining walls are flexible, and soil movements do not result in the reduction of the load bearing capacity in the already constructed retaining wall structures, as opposed to retaining walls with a rigid concrete structure, where cracks and fractures may occur, which may result in the final deterioration of the retaining wall.Arkada Group’s systems and services address every application of mechanically stabilized GABION retaining walls known today with a wide variety of finishes.
12 Why ARKADA GROUP?As Arkada Group, we have well-trained, experienced and professional designers, architects, engineers and technical staff to design and carry out gabion works in all above shown areas at highest quality. Along with it, we offer lower price and give guarantee for our services in comparison with other suppliers and contractors in Azerbaijan.
13 Our partner on procurement and logistic support – ECAM company