DIY Gabion Wall - Filling the Basket 🛠🏢🏡
So my original idea was to pad the middle with the full-sized pavers, which would mean less work for me because I'm breaking all these pieces with a rotary hammer. But I had to abandon that idea because I made the baskets so thin, roughly 10 inches wide, that only tiny pieces would fit between the paver and the basket, and quite often, they fell out of the basket. So I kept smashing pavers and blocks until my back ached and my hands howled from the endless vibration. My brilliant repurposing project was going pear-shaped fast. And speaking of pear-shaped, I needed to add some support.
So I pulled out the rocks and created supports connected with hog rings and the weaving technique, which worked beautifully. Not only did it provide support for the sides, but it also held the rocks tighter. These supports transformed the project and proved vital when attaching the top, but I may space them at 12" instead of 16" on the next two baskets for additional support. Two more to go to complete my gabion wall. Yay!!
Gabion Basket Measures: Approx - Length 48" x Width 10" x Height 16"
Support Measures: Approx - Width 10" x Height 12", and I placed them every 16'' in length. When I build the next two baskets, I will have the supports every 12" in length, running the full 16" height of the basket. It was just too much work to retrofit the 16" in place.