DeformationHigh stability due to small cell sizeEasily deformable due to void space between stones
InstallationQuick and easy with work crews trained on siteRequires skilled placement and cranes to hoist in place
InfillUses ungraded native or marginal soils and infillRequires specific quarried aggregate size and shapes
VersatilityWide range of slope and wall design options and infill materialsLimited to steep vertical stone terraced
Base and ExcavationVery small footprint even in compressible soilsRequires excavation and base width at least 50% of total height
Landscape AestheticsEnhances plant growth and landscape restorationMonolithic rock face only
MaintenanceStrong, stiff and durable cells require little maintenanceRegular maintenance of wire required
SustainabilityUses local, marginal or recycled materials for infillRequires specific quarry stone and hauling

Gabions retaining walls are used for erosion control and scour protection support in slopes, shorelines, rivers and retention walls. Although they provide good earth stabilization if constructed properly, gabion installation process is complicated. The construction of Gabion basket retaining walls require a large amount of specific rock size, heavy equipment and stable platforms and their construction is time consuming. In terms of landscape visual aesthetics gabion designs are limited by their steep rock face and basket patterns.

Neoloy Geocells on the other hand provide the same or better erosion control and slope bank protection, but offer a much larger range of design and layout options. Neoloy is also a green solution, as the geocells serve as an ideal growth environment for the reestablishment of natural vegetation and landscape, much more than green gabion systems.