Installation of Gabions

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INSTALLING THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION

When installing ECCOfence KIT, you must always provide sufficiently robust foundations in concrete (at least 350 kg cement/m³) that are level. Multiple options are available:

  • OPTION 1: Installation on a concrete strip footing that is at least 50 cm wide (the length of the strip footing depends on the length of the wall) and at least 30 cm deep. The in-situ concrete is always poured onto the load-bearing ground.
  • OPTION 2: Work with piers made from concrete poured on site. The piers must be at least 50 x 50 x 50 cm and at least reach down to the load-bearing ground.

A concrete foundation requires at least 1 week of hardening.

INSTALLING THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION
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MARKING OUT THE ANCHOR BOLTS USING THE REFERENCE FOOT

Mark out the anchor bolts using the ECCOfence KIT foot. The first foot serves as a reference foot to determine the distance.

MARKING OUT THE ANCHOR BOLTS USING THE REFERENCE FOOT
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DRILLING HOLES IN THE FOUNDATION

Drill the holes in the concrete using a diamond-tipped drill bit (Ø 12).

DRILLING HOLES IN THE FOUNDATION
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SECURING THE ANCHOR BOLTS

Hammer the anchor bolts into the concrete and tighten the nuts.

SECURING THE ANCHOR BOLTS
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PLACING THE REFERENCE FOOT

Place the reference foot on the anchor bolts and tighten the nuts. Verify that the foot is level and adjust, if necessary, by means of the nuts. Cut off the anchor bolt using a grinding disc and cap with the plastic covers.

PLACING THE REFERENCE FOOT
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PLACING THE FLOOR PLATE ON THE FOOT

Place the floor plate on the foot and place the 2nd foot. The feet feature markings that indicate to where the floor plate should come.

PLACING THE FLOOR PLATE ON THE FOOT
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PLACING THE SECOND FOOT

Repeat step 2 to 5 for the 2nd foot.

PLACING THE SECOND FOOT
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INSTALLING THE END

Install the 1st end + reinforcement plate onto the reference foot and floor plate and attach. Then, attach the end and the reinforcement plate to each other.

INSTALLING THE END
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INSTALLING THE SECOND END

Install the end + reinforcement plate onto the 2nd foot and attach. Then, attach the end and the reinforcement plate to each other.

INSTALLING THE SECOND END
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INSERTING THE NETTING INTO THE BASKET

Insert the netting into the basket

INSERTING THE NETTING INTO THE BASKET
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INSTALLING THE SPACERS

Install the bottom row of spacers (these ensure that the basket does not deform). The layout plan indicates the location where the spacers should go. It is very important that these locations be strictly respected. Then place the wooden blocks onto the spacers. The wooden blocks protect the spacers during the filling process.

INSTALLING THE SPACERS
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FILLING THE FIRST BASKET LEVEL

Fill the basket to just above the spacers and the wooden blocks. Carefully remove the wooden blocks. In order to obtain a better density, tap the gabion basket with a wooden mallet (to allow the stones do settle further).

FILLING THE FIRST BASKET LEVEL
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FILLING THE NEXT LEVELS

Repeat steps 11 and 12 for the next levels.

FILLING THE NEXT LEVELS
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ATTACHING THE TOP NETTING

Place the top netting onto the gabion basket and secure it with the plastic strips.

ATTACHING THE TOP NETTING

When you choose an ECCOfence Alubox gabion basket, you are choosing an elegant and trendy gabion basket. ECCOfence Alubox is slightly cheaper than ECCOfence KIT & ECCOfence PRO, without compromising on quality. The aluminium ends and top profile make this option a modern and trendy gabion basket. Each ECCOfence Alubox kit always contains one fitting slab, sufficient spacers, and wooden blocks. ECCOfence is always installed on concrete, so that it is securely anchored. Follow these steps for the installation of ECCOfence Alubox gabion baskets:

1

INSTALLING THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION

When installing ECCOfence Alubox, you must always provide sufficiently robust foundations that are level. Multiple options are available:

  • OPTION 1: Installation on a concrete strip footing that is at least 50 cm wide (the length of the strip footing depends on the length of the wall) and at least 30 cm deep. The in-situ concrete is always poured onto the load-bearing ground.
  • OPTION 2: Work with piers made from concrete poured on site. The piers must be at least 50 x 50 x 50 cm and at least reach down to the load-bearing ground.
  • OPTION 3: Working with ECCOfence Alubox ground anchors and quick-drying concrete. You can attach 2 ends to 1 ground anchor (1 ground anchor contains 4 anchor bolts). So for 2 Aluboxes placed against one another, you only need 3 ground anchors.

A concrete foundation requires at least 1 week of hardening. Quick-drying concrete has a hardening time of 2 hours.

INSTALLING THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION
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MARKING OUT & SECURING THE ANCHOR BOLTS

Mark out the anchor bolts using the ECCOfence Alubox ends and the supplied fitting slab. The first end serves as a reference point to determine the distance. The fitting slab helps to determine the distance.

Drill the holes in the concrete using a diamond-tipped drill bit (Ø 12). Hammer the anchor bolts into the concrete and tighten the nuts. The anchor bolts do not come with the Alubox. You must always use M12 anchor bolts.

!! If you are working with the ground anchor, you only need to dig the hole about 50 cm deep, mount the ground anchor, place it in the hole and adjust it if needed so that it is level !! 

MARKING OUT & SECURING THE ANCHOR BOLTS
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INSERTING THE NETTING INTO THE BASKET

The ECCOfence Alubox netting slides very easily into the ends thanks to the special grooves in the side of the ECCOfence Alubox.

INSERTING THE NETTING INTO THE BASKET
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PLACING THE BASKET ONTO THE ANCHOR BOLTS/GROUND ANCHOR

Place the assembled ECCOfence Alubox onto the anchor bolts or onto the ground anchor without tightening the nuts.

PLACING THE BASKET ONTO THE ANCHOR BOLTS/GROUND ANCHOR
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INSTALLING THE BOTTOM ROW OF SPACERS

Install the bottom row of spacers (these ensure that the basket does not deform). The layout plan indicates the location where the spacers should go. It is very important that these locations be strictly respected.

INSTALLING THE BOTTOM ROW OF SPACERS
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TIGHTENING ANCHOR BOLT OR GROUND ANCHOR NUTS

Once the bottom row of spacers has been placed, tighten the nuts for the anchor bolts and verify that the gabion basket is level. If necessary, adjust the gabion basket using the nuts from the anchor bolts or the ground anchor.

!! If you are using the ground anchor, pour the quick-drying concrete into the hole and add water. Use about 75 kg of quick-drying concrete per ground anchor. The hardening time for quick-drying concrete is about 2 hours. !!

TIGHTENING ANCHOR BOLT OR GROUND ANCHOR NUTS
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PLACING THE WOODEN BLOCKS ONTO THE SPACERS

Place the wooden blocks onto the spacers. The wooden blocks protect the spacers during the filling process (so that they do not deform).

PLACING THE WOODEN BLOCKS ONTO THE SPACERS
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FILLING THE FIRST BASKET LEVEL

Fill the basket to just above the spacers and the wooden blocks. Carefully remove the wooden blocks. In order to obtain a better density, tap the gabion basket with a wooden mallet (to allow the stones do settle further).

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FILLING THE NEXT LEVELS

Repeat steps 5, 7, and 8 for the next levels.

FILLING THE NEXT LEVELS
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SLIDING THE TOP PROFILE ONTO THE GABION BASKET

Slide the aluminium top profile onto the gabion basket.

SLIDING THE TOP PROFILE ONTO THE GABION BASKET