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How do Sound Barriers Work?

Sound barriers are walls or fences that are constructed by roadways to reduce the volume of traffic noise that reaches nearby residential or commercial areas. Many residential communities that are located next to busy roads or highways have sound barriers to improve the quality of life for the residents there.

 

They work by physically reducing the amount of sound waves that reach the residential or commercial area from the roadway. While they don’t block all noise, they can cut “the loudness of traffic noise by as much as one half,” according to the Federal Highway Administration. “For example, a barrier which achieves a 10-dB reduction can reduce the sound level of a typical tractor trailer pass-by to that of an automobile. The average noise barrier reduces traffic noise from between 5-10 dB. The taller the noise barrier, the more noise. Every meter of height adds an additional 1.5 dB of attenuation. Seen below is a noise barrier installed by Hercules Fence of Richmond near a residential community. Note the fact that it is built on top of an already raised mound of earth, which contributes to the total height of the fence and improves its noise reducing capabilities.

 

noise barrier

 

 

Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA prides itself in installing fence at some of the most prestigious places in the world, as well as for many government agencies & and well known businesses. We are proud of our unique and prestigious fence installations that we like to recognize as our Signature“ projects. Whether a custom installation designed by a Hercules professional, or a challenging project at a national landmark, Hercules fence takes a special pride in these jobs.

In addition to offering you experience and stability, Hercules Fence can offer the buying power of the largest fence company based in Virginia. Whether you are seeking chain-link fence, wood, PVC, ornamental aluminum, ornamental steel, decks, gate and operator systems, guardrail, dog kennels, wire mesh cages or construction panels, Hercules can buy the product at a price that will afford you value to complement our quality.

If you choose Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA today, you’ll learn why we’re the best in the business. The knowledgeable people of Hercules Fence have developed a reputation since 1955 for professional service and quality installation. With over 50 years in the fence business, we are well aware that our reputation must be earned anew every day.

Contact Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA today at (804)752-7992 or contact us on our website to talk about a residential or commercial fence.

 

Source

 

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/noise/noise_barriers/design_construction/keepdown.cfm

 

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