What are gabions?

Gabions are baskets that are manufactured from special galvanized wire mesh panels, which can be filled with all sorts of materials. They can be used for many different purposes. Gabions originated and were first used in the Middle Ages, when they were applied for military purposes, to hide behind from the enemy (‘schanskorf’ in Dutch literally means a cage for entrenchment). Today, you will mostly see gabions being used in civil engineering and as garden decorations.

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