Rock materials for gabions
The materials with which to fill your gabion construction are so many and varied that it makes their choices even more difficult. Practically, gabions can be filled with whatever you think, as long as the gabions are larger than the openings on the grid, of course. However, here we will focus on the rock materials that you could use for your gabion construction. The choice is reduced to two main groups of rock materials – those that you can get from different quarries and rivers.
The various types of rock materials for gabions originate from the major groups of rocks, namely magma, sediment, and metamorphism. We would like to bring to your attention various ideas for rock fragments that you can use to fill the gabion structure.
A very common option is to arrange granite inside the gabion. Granite is more widely used for interior systems, but nothing prevents you from finding broken granite pieces by placing them in gabion construction. In addition, granite is found in an inexhaustible amount in the earth’s interior, and more interestingly, granite rocks are colored differently. This gives you even more leeway when arranging the inside of the gabion.
Another option for your gabion construction is gneiss rock materials. Gneiss is common and widely used in construction. You can find it in a wide variety of shapes and colors – from gray to beige and sometimes in naturally shaped patterns. Gneiss can easily be properly shaped or you can use unformed raw material.
You can fill the interior space in the sandbox gabions. Sandstone is a type of sedimentary rock and is often used to make paving stones. But because it has a very intense and specific color, the sandstone pieces are used to fill gabion structures. Given the higher cost of this rock material, it is often used for the front face of the gabion, and the rest of the cell is supplemented with cheaper stone. If you still want to build a wall of gabions in yellow-beige or red-burgundy, then the sandstone is the perfect hit for this purpose.
Basalt stone is our next suggestion for your gabion construction. The basalt belongs to volcanic rocks and has a darker color – from gray to black. The basalt stone, like the rest of the gabion rock materials listed above, is frost resistant and well tolerated by adverse external factors affecting any exterior construction.
Marble is also applicable to fill gabions. These white pebbles are used not only for flooring but also for decoration. The marble stones have a characteristic oval shape and can be found in several different sizes, depending on the grating openings of the gabion you use. The gabion structures filled with marble pebbles look beautiful in every way, but because of their white color, they require a little more maintenance than other rock materials.
If you decide to rely on oval shapes to fill your gabion construction, you can also use any type of river stones. You can bet on pebbles of different sizes and colors, or choose the same in size and size. Every decision is a matter of imagination!
An incredibly beautiful idea is to fill the inside of the gabions with glass pieces. The so-called glass stones (glass stones) are a wonderful accent in your gabion construction, which naturally brightens the space. If you are looking for an attractive item for your gabion wall, bet on these glass pieces and some lighting fixtures in addition.
Author: Stanka Yordanova