Many people are unaware of the benefits of building gabions on their property. Perhaps they have lived on their property without facing anything that would provide a reason for building one.
Other people might have not seen what the structures can do because they were of poor quality. However, these structures have helped a great deal of property owners. To begin with, they can add to the aesthetic value of your landscape by building beautiful structures that can support flowers and other kinds of vegetation. Making a garden has never been so enjoyable and easy.
But nothing can eclipse the use of a gabion for beautification than its ability to offer protection against land slides. The structures offer stability against soil erosion especially along riverbanks. Erosion normally occurs during heavy rains and subsequent flooding. If the soil is loose, it is easy to be washed away. The river will expand its banks gradually, and this might reach the residential areas. This can pose danger to the inhabitants of the areas during heavy rains and the banks fail to contain the water. Cases of houses collapsing or cracks appearing on wall are common in areas without some sort of reinforcement.
Gabion baskets can be used to prevent movement of soil. They can act in the same way that tree roots do as they anchor in the soil and making them compact. The structures need to be made of high quality steel and be flexible enough to prevent cracks and fractures.