They are made from hexagonal mesh in two forms. The first one is a hexagonal mesh gabion with an additional sheet of anchor mesh. The second one is a panel of hexagonal mesh with a formed headwall supported by supporting elements in the form of triangles of steel bars.

They are used to reinforce road and railway embankments in a form that ensures – and reinforces – the stability of these structures. In the first form, a gabion is made where an embankment has its edge, and the anchoring mesh is backfilled with the material from which the embankment is made and compacted. In many cases embankments are supported by a gabion on the other, opposite side, so that it is made between two gabions with anchor meshes overlapping each other.

Systemy gruntu zbrojonego z siatki heksagonalnej Nector
Systemy gruntu zbrojonego z siatki heksagonalnej Nector Polska

In particular, such a solution is used at the entrance of a road or rail embankment to a bridge structure.

The next and subsequent layers of embankment, gabion and backfill behind it are made in this form.

It is exactly the same with the second form, i.e. a panel with support elements. The only difference is that the front wall is lined with an anti-erosion mat with a biologically active structure (humus with grass grains, coconut mat, PE mat with hydroseeding).

By using reinforced soil systems, embankments can be made in areas with a limited possibility of making an embankment with a wide footing


Hexagonal-mesh reinforced-soil system technical specifications