By the side of each of these batteries other workmen were strengthening gabions
filled with earth, the lining of another battery.
Today, they now have better access through the 5-meter paved carriageway that has a 1.5-meter wide shoulder and gabions
for slope protection.
He said a half of the money has already been released and is currently being used to clear bushes along rivers and building gabions
The project, particularly the gabions
, will help prevent erosion along the Ingalera riverbank and reduce the abrupt rising of water in the area.
Mr Seema stated that gabion
structures are made up of stacked stone filled gabions
, tied together with strong wire to control soil erosion in affected areas and said the office has since constructed a total of 47 gabion
control structures in Ntlhantlhe.
Various companies are producing gabions
that represent an easy way to build perimeter defences as well as protective shelters in case of mortar or rocket attack.
It added: "When submerged, the gabions
could pose a hazard to navigation in an area where boat transfers from vessels to shore takes place."
They are a proven long-term solution to traditional alternatives such as riprap, gabions
, structural concrete, grout mats and other durable hard-armor protection systems.
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While the house may on first impressions appear to be a bit of a one-liner, relying solely on its novel use of hanging gabions
, the architect does allude to a number of more subtle gestures.