Monday, August 20, 2012

It Came From The Middle Ages

Build siegeworks or bridges - it's your call.

Gabion: A rectangular container, usually of heavy galvanized wire, fastened together with others of its kind and filled with gravel or cobbles to make a retaining wall to control erosion.

Gabion: A porous metal cylinder filled with stones and used in civil engineering, especially in the construction of retaining walls, the reinforcing of steep slopes, or in the prevention of erosion in river banks.

Gabion: A large basket of wickerwork constructed in a cylindrical form, but without a bottom, varying in diameter from 20 to 70 inches, and in height from 33 inches to 5 or 6 feet, filled with earth, used to form the foundations of dams and jetties. They are filled with stones, and sunk or anchored in streams where they will become loaded with silt.

Also known as: "Gabion Baskets".