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3/4 Inch Wire Mesh


SKU MM-GW5100-G-1

Our 3/4 Inch Wire Mesh is a commercial grade wire that is made from either galvanized or stainless steel. This product can be used in multiple applications where a strong, yet flexible woven wire is needed. This product provides high levels of rot and corrosion resistance in both above and below ground applications.

The galvanized option is galvanized before and after weaving and has an estimated lifespan of 7-12+ years. The stainless steel option has an estimated lifespan of 12+ years and is constructed of T-304 / 18-8 stainless steel.

The 3/4 inch wire mesh is 20 gauge, available in 5' x 100' rolls, and ships from our UT warehouse.


Our wire mesh has undergone a very specific manufacturing process which provides the mesh with extreme resistance to breakdown when exposed to moisture.

Our mesh is so moisture resistant that it can even be buried underground for years without breakdown.

Product Specifications

  • Brand: Gopher Block™
  • Size: 5' x 100'
  • Wire Gauge: 20
  • Mesh Opening: 3/4" Hexagonal
  • Galvanized Steel Estimated Material Lifespan: 7-12+ Years
  • Stainless Steel Estimated Material Lifespan: 12+ Years
  • Spec Sheet: Download PDF
  • Install Guide: Download PDF
  • Free Shipping
  • Need a written quote? Request Online
  • Questions?  Call (800) 604-5537

Product Benefits:

  • Strong: Constructed from heavy-duty double-galvanized steel.
  • Permeable: Allows for water to pass through for grass and plant roots
  • Blocks Mature Gophers: Blocks fully grown gophers from passing through
  • Blocks Young Gophers: Blocks young and developing gophers from passing trough
  • Rot Resistant: The double-galvanized steel mesh provides high resistance against underground rotting
  • Allows Plant Growth: The 3/4" mesh size will not choke roots allowing for your plants to grow
  • Allows Lawn Root Growth: Healthy lawn growth is not effected due to the 3/4" mesh size
  • Designed Specifically for Gophers: Not just "fancy chicken wire", Gopher Block™ is designed specifically for protection from gophers


The installation of Gopher Block™ is straight forward and can be installed by a homeowner or landscape contractor.

Install Guide: Download PDF

Installation Diagram

Gopher Block Diagram

Shipping Time

  • All items ship for free (standard ground, see map)
  • Call: (800) 604-5537 for pricing and shipping questions.

Fast Shipping
(orders to California are delivered  in approximately 2-3 business days)

Gopher Block orders typically are shipped within 1 business day. Smaller orders (less than 5 rolls) ship via UPS/Fedex and larger orders ship LTL freight. If your delivery is by LTL freight, the freight company will call to schedule a delivery appointment.

Gopher Wire Staples

Each roll of Gopher Block™ requires 100 ground staples for proper installation. (sold separately).

Ground Staples – Gopher Block - 100 Staple Carton
Ground Staples – Gopher Block - 100 Staple Carton

Ground Staples – Gopher Block - 100 Staple Carton


Also Available:

Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel

Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel


Looking for Some Inspiration?

Visit our Project Gallery to view a wide variety of different Gopher Block™ installations by our customers.


Galvanized & Stainless Steel Wire Mesh

Galvanized wire mesh is used for many applications because it's corrosion-resistant. Industries that rely on this material for their projects include agriculture, construction, arts and crafts, and fencing to name a few. There are different kinds of galvanized wire available for specific reasons and requirements. We will go over galvanized wire and how it should be used, depending on its characteristics and applications.

About Galvanized Steel Wire

This is the most common form of galvanized wire used to date. This wire is made from carbon steel wire that's covered with a layer of zinc. It's corrosion-resistant and long-lasting. Galvanized steel is used for several applications including:

Galvanized steel wire mesh

Galvanized Wire Mesh Rolls


Galvanized steel wire is the popular choice for fencing due to its strength and longevity as well as being resistant to rust and other environmental issues.


Galvanized steel wire is used for various applications in construction including suspension cables and reinforcing concrete structures. Due to its corrosion resistance, it will guarantee long-term performance in this very demanding field.


It's used in agriculture for many reasons including livestock fencing, trellising, and vineyard wire. This wire is very popular because it can withstand chemicals and moisture found in outdoor environments.

About Galvanized Iron Wire

Galvanized iron wire is a lot like galvanized steel wire but made from iron instead of steel. Here are some of the applications iron wire is used for.

Arts And Crafts

Due to its ability to be molded and shaped into other objects, galvanized iron wire is a great choice for designing jewelry, sculptures, and several decorative items in the field of arts and crafts. It's also resistant to corrosion.

Binding and Packaging

Galvanized iron wire is a great choice for bundling and packaging. It's used for tying bundles together or safely fastening them for transportation.

About Galvanized Wire Rope

This product is created by multiple strands of galvanized steel wire and twisted or braided together forming a strong but flexible rope. It's used in projects requiring high tensile strength and resistance to corrosion. It's used in the following operations:

Lifting And Rigging

It's the chosen product for lifting heavy loads, rigging applications, and supporting structures. Galvanized wire rope offers exceptional strength, great durability, and resists corrosion in very demanding environments.

Cold Rolled Steel

Warehouse with Cold Rolled Steel

Marine And Fishing

This is an industry where galvanized wire rope is used in many ways such as mooring lines, crab traps, fishing nets, and marine rigging. Its galvanized coating protects the wire rope from corrosion caused by saltwater and other harsh marine conditions.

Galvanized Welded Wire Mesh

Galvanized welded wire mesh is created by welding galvanized steel wires together forming a pattern that resembles a grid. Uses for galvanized welded wire:

Enclosures And Fencing

It's commonly used for fencing, animal cages, and enclosures. It's used to create a secure and durable barrier and long-term protection from corrosion.

Concrete Reinforcement

Galvanized welded wire mesh is popular for reinforcement in concrete structures including foundations, walls, and slabs. It's known for distributing the load and improving the structural integrity of concrete.

When choosing this galvanized wire it's important to take into consideration the level of corrosion resistance that is required, the required strength, and the outside environments the wire will be exposed to.

Aerospace Components

Metal Aerospace Components

Galvanized Steel Or Stainless Steel

The galvanization of steel is the method created to help steel resist corrosion while offering excellent protection in order to remain in great shape and perform at its best.

On the other hand, stainless steel offers exceptional qualities as well. In this article, deciding which is better for your project depends on several factors including strengths and weaknesses.

About Galvanized Steel

In order to compare the two, you have to understand how they are created. Galvanized steel is zinc-plated steel. There are several ways to galvanize the parts and components of steel even though they offer very similar results.

The most common approach to galvanizing steel is hot-dipping. Standard steel is dipped in molten zinc that will fasten to the surface of the steel creating a protective advantage as well as an appealing look.

Electro-dipping and Thermal diffusion are used for parts that are quite small or intricate. The layer of zinc offers the same function as chrome oxide on the surface of stainless steel to help the metal resist corrosion and fend off physical issues such as scuffs and dings. You will have a layered, finished product versus a completely alloyed product like stainless steel.

Electro-dipping is a coating placed in a bath on electrically conductive pieces applying a DC voltage.

Thermal diffusion - is the tendency of a convection-free mixture to separate under a temperature gradient.

Is galvanized steel as resistant to corrosion as stainless steel?

That will depend on what you plan to use the galvanized steel for. Galvanized steel is excellent as a resistant to water and chlorine but is less in comparison to stainless steel in marine environments. The protective layer will not last as long as stainless steel. In other words, it will not last over extended periods of time like stainless steel. Across the board, stainless steel will provide better corrosion resistance for a longer period of time.

Stainless Steel Kitchen Cookware

Stainless Steel Cookware

Galvanized Or Stainless Steel – Which Is Stronger?

Stainless steel will always be stronger than galvanized steel. The best way to compare the two is the tensile strength of both materials. Tensile strength is the resistance of the material from breaking when under tension.

Stainless steel alloys can start at 515 megapascals (Mpa) and in some cases can reach 1300 megapascals (Mpa).

Structural steel offers a tensile strength of 400 megapascals (Mpa) and carbon steel's tensile strength is 841 megapascals (Mpa). Both are used for creating galvanized steel.

As galvanization does not affect the tensile strength of the fundamental metal, you can expect galvanized steel made from several metal grades will have similar tensile strength in comparison to the original steel.

Cleaning Stainless Steel Counter

Kitchen Counter made of Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Or Galvanized Steel – Which Is Heavier?

The difference in weight between stainless steel and galvanized steel can vary depending on the stainless steel alloy and the thickness of the coating on the galvanized product. The thickness also contributes to the weight.

The Malleability Between Stainless Steel And Galvanized

The malleability is the quality that can be altered into something else without breaking. The galvanized steel has the same flexibility as the fundamental steel. It can be more flexible in comparison to shaped stainless steel forms. If you will be using stainless steel and want great flexibility but do not know how to choose the best material, consider a solid carbon with other elements in gamma iron. This material offers higher levels of nickel for greater flexibility for larger items such as tanks or sinks.

How Galvanized and Stainless Steel Conduct Heat

Both of these metals conduct heat in similar ways. That said, you must keep an eye on galvanized steel as the melting point of zinc can cause a fire hazard because the zinc coating will turn into liquid and separate from the primary steel.

On a structural level, both materials should tolerate high heat in areas that produce extreme heat.

Welding Stainless Steel And Galvanized Steel

Stainless Steel: Welded stainless steel can deteriorate the inactive layer and cause brittleness. It will also reduce resistance to corrosion or compromise the structural specifications of the steel components.

Pickling treatments can decrease the impact of welding as well as exposure to heat in most applications. Pickling is a treatment that will remove contamination from the metal.

Galvanized Steel: There must be adequate ventilation to protect you from welding fumes with galvanized steel because zinc oxide can be harmful to your health if inhaled.

If you are welding where stainless steel is close by, make sure you keep all created molten zinc away from the components of stainless steel. If you don't, it can lead to extensive brittleness in the stainless steel. Whenever possible, it's recommended to perform welding before galvanizing.

Dentist Cleaning Supplies

Metal Dental Supplies

Are Galvanized Steel And Stainless Steel Magnetic?

That depends on the steel you plan to use. Galvanized steel that is covered in zinc is magnetic but the zinc coating should not interfere with the magnetic reaction. If you are looking for magnetic steel, austenitic steels are more magnetic than others.

Which Is Better For Food Services, Galvanized Or Stainless Steel?

Both are safe and effective when used in a food service environment. Galvanized steel is the chosen favorite for shelving used for walk-in coolers. Galvanized steel offers a great look for serving platters as well as all decorative components.

Keep in mind, show caution to avoid foods that are highly acidic. Galvanized steel can deteriorate the zinc layer very quickly with regular exposure.

If you want a more versatile choice, stainless steel is less reactive. Also, galvanized steel is not as smooth in touch as stainless steel. The clean-up process will increase over time as well as change the surface's texture.

Metal Wire

Galvanized Steel Wire

Galvanized Steel Or Stainless Steel For Medical Use

Nine times out of ten, stainless steel will beat out galvanized steel in the medical world. Medical equipment and tools must last a long time and the surfaces must be easy to clean. You will see everything from scalpels to surgical equipment using stainless steel. Because galvanized steel has a rougher surface, it can scratch or chip making it less safe for medical use and a great deal harder to clean.

Which Costs More, Galvanized Steel Or Stainless Steel?

The differences in cost will depend on the market but in general, stainless steel will cost more. Over time, the amount of use will not be important but galvanized steel provides a great alternative to stainless steel in some applications. Also, both metals are recyclable. Galvanized steel is often turned into standard steel which means it must be put through galvanization again.

Recycling stainless steel involves going from solid to molten and then back again. It must be monitored and have adjustments made to deal with impurities or to alter the alloy as needed.

Stainless Steel's Common Uses

Stainless steel is versatile, flexible, easy to clean, and offers low maintenance making it perfect for many different uses. Industries using stainless steel for production:

• Home Appliances
• Food Service
• Electronics
• Aerospace
• Automotive
• Heating
• Construction
• Agriculture
• Architectural
• Medical
• Manufacturing
• Marine
• Oil and Gas
• Pharmaceuticals
• Power generation
• Pulp and paper
• Sports equipment

Galvanized Steel's Common Uses

Galvanized steel is often considered an alternative option to stainless steel Some of the common industries and uses include:

• Agriculture
• Construction
• Automotive
• Food Services
• Manufacturing
• Telecommunications
• Heat and Air
• Power Generation

In most cases, you will see industries using both metals. They will go by each metal's strengths as well as their weaknesses.

Steel Wire Rolls

Metal Wire Rolls

Which Is The Right Choice For Your Project?

Due to their individual strengths and weaknesses, it's not automatic which metal should be used for your project. Some differences include resistance to corrosion, easy maintenance, and strength. Stainless steel will cost more than galvanized steel so it's always a good idea to research both to make sure you choose what is best for your needs. If you are at a loss where to start, consider the following:

As stainless steel is stronger than galvanized steel, if structural elements play a large part, you should choose stainless steel over galvanized steel. Stainless steel also offers excellent corrosion resistance, especially in wet/moist climates. Both metals offer the same heat tolerance when it comes to structural strength. If you choose galvanized steel, just make sure to avoid melting the zinc coating on the galvanized parts and components.

Welding stainless steel is safer and more accessible than welding galvanized steel as zinc oxide fumes can be hazardous and molten zinc can damage stainless components that are close by.

Galvanized steel is better for reshaping but will depend on the grades of steel being used. In almost all cases, galvanized steel is less expensive than stainless steel. If cost is your biggest concern, galvanized steel is the best choice. If longevity is your biggest concern, stainless steel will outlast galvanized steel.

In A Nutshell

Regarding both stainless steel and galvanized steel, both are excellent for different applications. Knowing all you can about each metal will help you make the right choice to give you the outcome you are looking for. Research, speak with experts in the field of metals, and by all means, know what you need for your project. In most cases, experts can guide you in the direction to ensure you get the best material required. Both stainless steel and galvanized steel have their pros and cons so gather all the information you can to make the right choice.