Hesco baskets are made of modern gabion nets, which can be used to build temporary breakwaters for waterproofing, or as military fortifications.
What is a Hesco basket?
Hesco baskets were originally designed to prevent erosion of embankments, flood control, and water control. Later, they were used by the US military and NATO to build fortresses.
How long do Hesco barriers last?
Inconspicuous and easy to recover. All MIL Units are lined with a non-woven, UV-resistant geotextile with a five-year field life they can cope with harsh environments.
Advantages of Hesco basket
The baskets are made up of a metal cage that can fold up flat for shipping. They're about 3.5 feet tall, and the sides are lined with a tarp to hold dirt or gravel.
They can be unfolded, set up, and quickly filled by a bulldozer to create temporary levees.
They've also been used to control river flooding, and the Army Corps of Engineers is using them right now to shore up trouble spots.
The company says a crew using HESCO baskets can set up a wall in 1 hour when it would take a crew with regular sandbags 10 hours.