Sound Barrier Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • The Highway Sounds

    Today large cities are becoming more and more populated with businesses, venues, and residential buildings popping up everywhere in them. Downtown is the most popular spot of any city and many people want to live in the middle of all the action. Now we all know that running through all major cities are many highway systems branching out in many directions and meeting all in the middle. Because of this some sound barriers are placed along the edges of the highway to help cut down on loud annoying highway noises...

  • The World's Quietest Room

    With the fast paced lives of the modern American, it's nice to get some peace and quiet every now and then; to go somewhere and hear yourself think. Well, silence may not always be golden. At Orfield Laboratories, Minnesota there is an anechoic chamber where if a person were to stay in there to long, it could make them go mad. The record length anyone has latest in the chamber is held by a reporter who stayed in there for 45 minutes. To absorb practically all sound, the world's quietest...

  • Soundproofing My House

    A couple of months ago one of my roommates was preparing to leave for Senegal with the Peace Core. He was quite the socialite and always wanted to throw a big party so we decided to have one as his going away gift. He would be gone for two years and this would be a great opportunity for him to say goodbye to many of the friends he has made here. We didn't want to disturb the neighbors and get the party shutdown due to noise complaints so we decided...

  • The Bizarre Forms of Anechoic Foam

    Although they may look very odd, anechoic foam wedges are some of the most effective soundproofing materials on the market today. They are not utilized in private residences or public spaces such as theatres, churches or concert halls because of their striking appearance. Also, when used properly to get the full effect, anechoic foam wedges will take up every inch of space on all the walls and ceiling, and sometimes even the floor. Where these fascinating foam pieces are utilized is within an anechoic chamber. Most often utilized for testing...

  • Sound Barriers: For Controlled Areas

    Whether the area is inside or outside, when a sound barrier is being used it means there is a specific space whose levels of noise need to be controlled for one reason or another. Why an area's noise level needs to controlled has a number of answers, always application specific. For example, the acoustic curtains used as sound barriers in hospitals are controlling the volume surrounding each individual bed to make the patient more comfortable and easy to check out. Another example are the sound barriers placed around large energy...

Industry Information

Sound Barriers

Sound barriers are a method of noise reduction that provides a high density layer used to separate or prevent noise from entering a certain area or leaving a contained area. Often used in outdoor noise pollution control, sound barrier materials, such as flexible loaded vinyl, combine mass, flexibility and limpness to form a barrier between the noise source and the controlled area.

Sound barriers can be used inside buildings; however other common uses for barriers are bulkheads, firewall treatments, cab floors and pipe wraps in large buildings or manufacturing facilities. Sound barriers are also very effective for reducing roadway noise or various industrial noise sources and have many uses in recreational facilities, factories, and many industrial settings. As with other noise reduction solutions, sound barriers can be customized in terms of layout and aesthetics with cutouts, color options, double-sided paneling etc. all being available to the customer if desired. Most manufacturers will construct barriers to be at least as high as the line of sight between the source of the excessive noise and the receiver. Those barriers constructed as thin walls cannot be built too high due to structural stability and strength.

In one of their most common applications, sound barriers are designed as a set of tall wooden, plastic, or concrete barriers placed along a road or highway to muffle the sound of traffic. Depending on the material used to construct the barriers, they will absorb, reflect or transmit the sound waves coming to them, thus reducing the noise to the residential or commercial areas behind the barriers and improving sound quality. Materials sound barriers are commonly constructed of include: earth, wood, metal, concrete and other similarly durable and dense materials. They do not completely block out or absorb sound, but they do greatly reduce the noise levels which is important especially when highways and busy routes pass through residential areas. They can be formed from earth mounds, or from high constructed walls, or from a combination of both. Traffic noise abatement is not necessarily required by law, and yet, it improves the acoustical properties of an area and is worthwhile to install sound barriers when feasible.  For system specifics, it is best for sounds engineers to determine the most ideal barrier solution and set-up. Sound barriers are often combined with sound proofing materials to create highly effective noise control composites and will offer the quality of essentially trapping the noise in absorbent material.







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