Gabion boxes are less expensive than most construction materials.
Graded stone fill is usually locally available. Waste materials such as crushed concrete may be specified in place of stone.
Construction costs are reduced; unskilled laborers can easily learn to erect Modular Gabion Systems, fill them and close them properly. Many gabion box structures may be built without any mechanical equipment. Pilings, underwater drainage systems and excavations are unnecessary. There's no need to drain the site or to construct a cofferdam for underwater installation. The first layer of gabion boxe can be laid in water or in mud.
Upon completion, a gabion structure will take its full load immediately - without the waiting periods of up to one month normally associated with concrete structures. Gabion structures are virtually maintenance free.