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    ASTM D6711 - 15e1

    Standard Practice for Specifying Rock to Fill Gabions, Revet Mattresses, and Gabion Mattresses

    Active Standard ASTM D6711 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.09


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Gabions and mattresses, described in Specifications A974 and A975, are placed on sites for soil stabilization and to prevent soil erosion. Their ability to function properly depends on their stability, which is partly dependent upon the rocks filling them. Rock sizes should be chosen to prevent individual rocks from falling through the mesh of the gabions or mattresses. The rock also has to withstand natural weathering processes during the life of the project that would cause it to breakdown to sizes smaller than the wire mesh opening dimensions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the sizes and quality of rock to fill gabions and mattresses. The term mattress as used in this standard shall include the terminology of gabion mattresses and revet mattresses used in Specifications A974 and A975.

    1.2 This practice does not cover the sizes and quality of rock for other erosion control uses such as riprap or drainage.

    1.3 This practice does not cover the material properties or construction of gabions or mattresses.

    1.4 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.5 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. 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. The word “Standard” in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

    1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A974 Specification for Welded Wire Fabric Gabions and Gabion Mattresses (Metallic-Coated or Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Coated)

    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)

    D4992 Practice for Evaluation of Rock to be Used for Erosion Control

    D5519 Test Methods for Particle Size Analysis of Natural and Man-Made Riprap Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31163401(Gabion)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6711-15E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6711-15e1, Standard Practice for Specifying Rock to Fill Gabions, Revet Mattresses, and Gabion Mattresses, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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