"Something there is that doesn't love a wall ...
... Good Fences make good neighbors."
from Mending Wall by Robert Frost
Walls built to reduce noise improve the livability of communities next to highways, transit and freight rail systems, commercial centers and industrial facilities. In this world that we live in, we depend upon our ability to move about and work. Its a noisy world. The construction of an effective noise barrier can reduce noise by half, and make good neighbors. Find peace in quiet.
Walls and Tiles
The walls systems listed here are designed for and approved by highway departments for long life in the most extreme environments next to heavily travelled roadways with prolonged exposure to the sun and cyclical freezing and thawing. The durability of the cementitious wood fiber materials that absorb sound have been proven in millions of square feet of walls. The low weight sound absorptive aluminum walls are not subject to rust and corrosion. And the clear acrylic walls do not yellow in the sunlight. These remarkable attributes are the product of years of research and experience.
Tiles are sound absorbers designed for interior or exterior use. Absorbers eliminate reflections from existing surfaces. Applications for specific architectural can be cast of AcoustaCrete in unique forms. Tiles may be adhered or fastened to a variety of surfaces.
Noise is unwanted sound just as graffiti is, in many cases, unwanted writing. Noise barriers are ideal surfaces for tagging making the subject of graffiti one that is worth dealing with here. No disrespect intended to the artistic talent of graff artists where their work is welcome. Links to graffiti website are included on these pages.
A comprehensive list of sources for understanding environmental noise and how to control it is here. Some organizations of the experts in the field are linked in. Contact Gary Figallo for information on the products herein and recommendations from Noisebarrier.com.