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How to “Sound Out” Other Fencing Materials

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Everywhere you look there are new developments and commercial properties popping up left and right. Communities all over the nation are growing and beautiful new subdivisions, apartment complexes and shopping centers are on the rise. As a premier concrete fence contractor, Hilltop Concrete works closely with architects, developers and general contractors to solve a major issue that new construction and growing communities 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 architects and developers strive to perfect and general contractors are expected to keep to a minimum. But did you know that 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, architects and developers have begun using concrete walls to reflect these sounds. Additionally, many general contractors will opt to install their perimeter concrete fence before beginning additional site work. 

Precast concrete walls are incredibly effective against noise pollution; much more effective than other fencing materials such as wood or vinyl. 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 a new development. And if installed around new construction prior to beginning additional site work, sounds are kept inside a construction site instead of bothering the neighbors. 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 architects and developers with an aesthetically pleasing feature that is durable and inexpensive when compared to similar wall options. While a traditional masonry wall may be an effective sound barrier option, it is not as friendly on the budget as a precast concrete fence. 

Hilltop Concrete’s precast concrete walls can act as the perfect sound barrier to give your project the peace and quiet future residents and their neighbors 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 project. 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. You can also visit our website at www.hilltopconcreteco.com to learn more!