Rock Mattresses

Rock Mattresses are a thin profile gabion and traditionally used in applications such as creek and channel linings where long term scour is an issue.

The confinement of appropriately sized stone within a mesh effectively increases the resistance of rock movement for a given flow condition and subsequently protects the underlying soil from scour. Cirtex® Rock Mattresses are typically supplied in plan area of 6m x 2m with varying product thicknesses ranging between 0.17m to 0.3m.

Like the Cirtex Gabions, the product is traditionally supplied as a zinc coated unit but also available with a PVC coating over the zinc where corrosion is likely to be an issue.

Additionally, Cirtex are able to supply product manufactured under a galfan wire coating process where the addition of aluminium to the zinc process can provide additional life to the wire in extremely aggressive environments.


Rock Mattress Galv
6m x 2m x 300mm
Rock Mattress PVC
6m x 2m x 230mm
Rock Mattress PVC
6m x 2m x 300mm

Benefits & Features

  • A long term solution for aggressive scour applications
  • Flexible system can withstand ground movement
  • Uses locally available infill material
  • Can be anchored for greater stability
  • Inherent weight of product when installed can assist with slope stability
  • Design life up to 120 years
  • Supplied flat packed to be filled onsite


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