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Significance and Use
Gabions and Revet Mattresses, as described in Specification A975, are used to achieve soil stability and prevent soil erosion and are also used as retaining wall structures to resist movements due to gravity. Their ability to function properly depends on correct design and installation. This standard practice describes the proper installation of gabions and revet mattresses to ensure the products function as intended by the manufacturers.
This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations and does not replace professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all situations. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects.
1.1 This specification covers standard practice for assembly, placement and filling of double-twisted wire mesh gabions and revet mattresses used for various erosion control, soil retention or freestanding structures. The product size, type and alignment must be determined by the user. Gabions and Revet Mattresses shall be installed in accordance with project plans and specifications when available.
1.2 This standard is expressed in SI (metric) units. American (inch-pound) units are provided in parenthesis for information purposes.
1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A975 Specification for Double-Twisted Hexagonal Mesh Gabions and Revet Mattresses (Metallic-Coated Steel Wire or Metallic-Coated Steel Wire With Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Coating)
D6711 Practice for Specifying Rock to Fill Gabions, Revet Mattresses, and Gabion Mattresses
AASHTO StandardAASHTOM288 Geotextile Specification for Highway Application Available from American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), 444 N. Capitol St., NW, Suite 249, Washington, DC 20001.
ICS Number Code 13.080.05 (Examination of soil in general)
UNSPSC Code 11111501(Soil)