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Serpentine Stone contemporary-landscape

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jfort wrote:
I love the concept and application. I was involved in stream restoration years ago and we used these to armor eroding banks. Any idea of where to procure the baskets in California, or do you have to assemble from scratch? And how did you secure the wood to the top?
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yes these were fabricated on site
June 23, 2011 at 4:04PM   
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Trent Lloyd wrote:
I am a landscape architect in Newburyport, MA. I am building a Gabion Wall with a wood cap. I love your work. Could you tell me how you attached the wood cap to the gabion wall? i would love any advice. thank you. trent
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Patsy Reis_power
Best advice page
April 6, 2014 at 12:24AM   
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u shaped bolt with screw on nuts on both ends or you can run all thread rod through 4 x4 trt side to side counter sinking the nuts.
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loisbizieff wrote:
How far north can you grow this plant? Will it be hardy in a frost?
   Comment   May 20, 2014
santee wrote:
What is the average life of the baskets holding the stone. Gabion wall systems can be purchased at any professional building material yards throughout California.
   Comment   October 15, 2011

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