DURA-FLEX™ "RENO" MATTRESSES
Our DURA-FLEX™ Reno Mattresses are low profile / mattress shaped (rectangular) baskets constructed of double twisted hexagonal woven galvanized steel wire with internal diaphragms that create compartments or cells. The compartment or cells are of equal dimensions and spacing to provide even distribution of the stone fill throughout the mattress even after structural movement. Even distribution of the stone fill ensures that the Reno Mattress maintains intimate contact with the foundation soil.
Double Twisted Hexagonal Mesh Gabions & Reno Mattresses are commonly used for channel linings, river training, soil retention, slope stabilization, and other applications successfully throughout the world for over 100 years. Double Twisted Mesh Gabions & Reno Mattresses offer many advantages over other types of construction materials. Some of the advantages offered by double twisted mesh gabions & reno mattresses are flexibility, durability, strength, permeability, ecology, reliability, longevity, low cost, and an aesthetic appearance.
DURA-FLEX™ Double Twisted Hexagonal Mesh GABION BASKETS & RENO MATTRESSES have the strength and flexibility
to withstand forces generated by water and earth masses. The most important and relevant strength characteristics of design standards are the mesh punch strength, mesh tensile strength, pull apart resistance strength of the mesh, and corrosion resistance of the mesh. The strength values of the double twisted mesh are represented in ASTM A975-97.
DURA-FLEX™ Double Twisted Hexagonal Steel Wire Mesh Gabions are fabricated in such a manner that the sides, ends, lid and diaphragms can be assembled at the construction site into rectangular baskets of the sizes as required. Gabions shall be of single unit construction: the base, lid, ends and sides shall be either woven into a single unit or edge of these members connected to the base section of the gabion in such a manner that strength and flexibility at the connecting point does not compromise the engineered structural design of the gabion. Where the length of the gabion exceeds one and one half its horizontal width, the gabion shall be divided by diaphragms of the same mesh and gauge as the body of the gabion, into cells whose length does not exceed the horizontal width. Each gabion comes furnished with all the necessary diaphragms secured in proper position on the base with no additional tying required at this juncture.
The double twisted hexagonal wire mesh shall have de-formability sufficient to permit minimum of mesh elongation equivalent to 10% of the un-stretched length of the mesh test section without reducing the gauge or the tensile strength of the individual wire strands to values less than those for similar wire, one gauge smaller in diameter.
The wire mesh is fabricated to be non raveling. This is defined as the ability to resist pulling apart at any of the twists or connections forming the mesh when a single wire strand in a section of mesh is cut.
The rock fill material used for filling the gabion units shall be clean, non-degradable hard quarried rock with pieces ranging from 4-8 inches.