Gabion walls and structures have many uses including the stabilization of earth movement and erosion, river control, reservoirs, canal refurbishment, landscaping and retaining walls. They are normally manufactured in welded mesh or woven wire. Welded mesh gabions are faster to erect and do not need tensioning. This allows them to keep their shape, to be free from bulges and depressions and fit easily against the wall. Holes can be cut in them if needed to pass pipes etc through and they can be machine filled.
Gabions walls are customisable and can even be curved for home garden use. If used for a seating areas slabs can be cut and placed on top of the wall to make a striking feature. When used for a landscaping purpose their versatility is limited only by imagination. They can also be used for steps.