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How Concrete Fences Affect Sound

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Everywhere you look there are new developments popping up left and right. Communities all over the nation are growing and beautiful new subdivisions and apartment complexes are on the rise. As a premier concrete fence contractor, Hilltop Concrete works closely with developers to solve a major issue these new developments face; noise pollution.

Bustling traffic, the hum of large equipment, and city sirens are all examples of noise pollution that can ruin the atmosphere that developers strive to perfect. Noise pollution can also be more than just a nuisance. There are many health problems that have been linked to noise pollution, such as high blood pressure, anxiety, hearing loss, insomnia, and even heart disease. To fight against noise pollution, developers began using concrete walls to reflect these sounds.

Precast concrete walls are incredibly effective against noise pollution. By building a solid structure between a development and the source of noise pollution, the sound is bounced back instead of continuing its path towards the new development. Built at an average ‘line of sight’ height, a reflective sound barrier can reduce noise pollution by 5 decibels. The taller the wall; the greater the reduction of noise pollution. Additionally, our precast fence systems, such as our StackedStone system, are all textured. Once the sound reaches the wall, the texture causes the sound to scatter in a variety of directions aiding in the reduction of noise. More than just an acoustically effective solution, our systems also provide developers with an aesthetically pleasing feature that is durable and inexpensive when compared to similar wall options.

Hilltop Concrete’s precast concrete walls can act as the perfect sound barrier to give your development the peace and quiet future residents deserve. At Hilltop, we offer a variety of precast systems and we are confident that one of our systems will complement the design of your development. Contact us today by email at hello@hilltopconcreteco.com or phone at 903-630-5465 to learn how Hilltop Concrete can become your concrete fence contractor today.