A frequent problem encountered around lake environments is erosion of stream and lake shorelines. We have had great success in preventing erosion by installing gabion blankets and baskets. The use of gabions is an excellent means of placing rock in a manner that resists erosion as the rocks are kept in place against the bank in a PVC-coated wire basket designed for use in and around water. We have used gabion baskets in spillways, to replace failing retaining walls, to secure horizontal drainpipes and to act as footers under structures adjacent to streams and lakes.

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Note difference
in loose rock
and baskets
An eroded stream bank   Same stream bank protected
with gabion baskets
 
   
Deteriorated crosstie walls   New wall with attractive topping  
   
Rip rap on fabric protects
against erosion in a channel
  A rock blanket secures
spillway pipes
 
   
Stream bank and yard
stabilized above a lake
  Golf course wall