Ways to make Gabion Walls cheaper
>> Any materials sourced from the site will be cheaper than those needed to be bought and hauled in. Other materials can be used as infill such as old building blocks, which can substantially reduce the weight of the wall.
>> Get an expert design. Retaining walls are structural elements no different from bridges and buildings, so getting a design means calculating soil pressure and resisting forces - an expert can give you an accurate design that eliminates waste.
>> Step or slope the wall backwards using as much as you can afford. The higher the back slope is the less mass you will need in the wall.
>> Use expert installers with a track history. Although gabions can be installed easily, it is backbreaking work and this can slow the process down significantly without the right equipment and know-how. Mistakes can be the highest cost of any project, particularly if they are ignored.