Not every stone is suitable for gabions, and it is a fact. You may think it is enough to sketch in a metal grid of stones from the street and in front of you will be strong gabion construction, which will be an excellent reference for the wall of the pond on the site. And, indeed, than a stone so fundamentally different from another?
This sounds paradoxical, but ... everything. Stones for gabions should be chosen for a variety of settings, including not only more or less transparent size and shape, but the frost resistance, durability and even radioactivity. How do you know the degree of radioactivity of rocks that have picked up on the street? You and the strength can not be sure, because one thing - the stone for gabions, which will be constantly under pressure strata of soil and water, and another thing - a stone that lies quietly in peace themselves on the road.
Select stone for your project, depending on a variety of settings.
What determines the choice of stone for gabions?
As a rule, gabion stone is used the following types: granite, quartzite, sandstone, of intermediate species. Depending on your project, we pick the most appropriate type of stone and determine its characteristics.
If you are using a gabion granite, add here another characteristic - the degree of radioactivity. The fact that granite - is frozen magma, and magma is present a number of isotopes that trigger radiation. You have to buy the stone for gabions only from reliable companies.