HOW TO USE APPLICATIONS SECTION TO COMPLETE DESIGN SOLUTION
The Applications sections within this web site have been configured to streamline the process of designing Terra Aqua gabion products and solutions.
Read and review the text, photos, details, and information provided within the section.
Read and review sample calculations provided.
Run complete stability analysis with spreadsheet design calculator provided.
Choose the appropriate cross sections and typical details provided.
Provide plan view and profile view to correlate with typical section and cross sections.
Go to the Technical Specifications page of this web site to choose the appropriate product specification and material type.
Go to the Technical Specifications page of this web site and choose Project Specifications to complete the specifications section for gabion scope of work.
Terra Aqua Gabions and Reno Mattresses offer designers, engineers, contractors and development planners numerous unique advantages for channel lining applications. Gabions and Reno Mattresses will allow the designer to stabilize the channel base and banks, predetermine the value of roughness for the channel base and banks, prevent soil erosion, increase the capacity of the channel, promote vegetation, reduce seepage of the channel and most important determine the soil movement under the lining.
Terra Aqua Gabions and Reno Mattresses are generally placed directly on cut grade soil conditions with little or no foundation preparation prior to placement. A permeable geotextile filter fabric should be placed between the Gabion or Reno Mattress and the foundation soil. This shall prevent fine soils from leaching through the lining.
Due to the limited foundation preparation required, and given the hydraulic applications Gabions and Reno Mattresses are typically used, they are subjected to various stresses and must have the ability to settle, twist, and conform to sub surface ground settlement. At the same time the Gabions and Reno Mattresses must have sufficient strength to contain the weight of the rocks with which they are filled and any additional gabions or reno mattresses that may be placed on them. As well as withstand the impact force of hydraulic flows and soil pressure while maintaining structural integrity.
This combination of flexibility and strength requirements determines that the Gabions and Reno Mattresses used for channel linings must possess a Double Twisted Hexagonal Mesh pattern conforming to ASTM A975-97.

Designing Gabion and Reno Mattress Channel Linings
For detailed information on layout, placement, thickness of lining, and complete calculations, please see our Design Guide [click here].