1. Gabions are placed empty and laced for a stretch approximately 100 linear feet. For structural integrity, adjacent gabions are required to be laced along the perimeter of all contact surfaces.
2. The first gabion is firmly anchored. Anchoring may be done by partially filling the first gabion with stone.
3. Tension is applied to the other end with a come-a-long or other means to achieve the proper alignment.
4. While gabions are being stretched, all corners are inspected for open "V's" which result if corners are not properly secured. Such "V's" are required to be closed by replacing.