Gabions are made out of stones that fill metal “cages”, creating gigantic building blocks out of small stones and wire.
Gabion walls are often used in landscaping and infrastructure and more importantly, to stabilize shorelines or slopes against erosion.
Gabions also have advantages over more rigid structures because they can conform to ground movement, dissipate energy from flowing water, and drain freely. Their strength and effectiveness may increase with time in some cases, as silt and vegetation fill the interstitial voids and reinforce the structure. They are sometimes used to keep stones which may fall from a cutting or cliff from endangering traffic on a thoroughfare.
:: This was taken on our way to Dakak Park Beach Resort in Dapitan City,Philippines.