Accessories and Fill
Any type of stone can be used to fill gabions (crushed stone, flat stone, limestone, slate, etc.), depending on your style, your budget and the proximity of sources of supply. However, GABIO does not advise using non-freezing stone (that could crack when frozen) or friable stone. For an even more refined look, we suggest filling visible sides by hand. Stones with a dimension of 4 inches are ideal for use as gabion stones.
Decorative gabions can be filled with crushed glass. A number of different colours are available and integrating LED lighting can make for a spectacular effect.
Want to add a little green to your gabion structure? A vegetation wall is your solution! Completely or partially covered in vegetation, these walls blend smoothly into an urban or a residential setting.
- Recycled materials
In general, you can fill your gabion with practically any solid material since it is a completely customizable solution.
- Fill the gabions in successive layers.
- Place the materials on their visible sides by hand to fill the void.
- Proceed slowly when filling with an excavator.
- It is not recommended to release a large quantity of stone into the gabion, as the impact may damage the structure.