Many situations are simply not practical for an enclosure or absorptive materials alone to solve the problem. In these applications, a sound wall that blocks the sound transmission path to the affected receiver may be the best option. Our lightweight, absorptive sound wall is an ideal solution for structure-mounted and outdoor applications where a reflective sound wall just won’t do. Studies are beginning to show how ineffective is actually is to apply a concrete sound wall to both sides of a highway.
Industry-Leading Lightweight and Absorptive Sound Walls
This is where the importance of an absorptive sound wall comes in. A reflective sound wall might only help with short range noise, whereas an absorptive wall will help dissipate the sound rather than just reflect. We offer sound walls constructed from metal panels, PVC panels, and also our patent pending composite panels. The metal panels are the most effective due to the thick outer shell, we also offer them in several powder coated finishes. The PVC panels are graffiti and UV resistant and are perfect for a rooftop of elevated projects because of their lightweight design that requires a minimal foundation. The composite panels are also relatively lightweight and are made out of galvalume which is very rust resistant.
These panels are also very customizable depending on the location or the specific project. All three of these systems require a fraction of the foundations required for a concrete wall and are much more aesthetically appealing. Sound walls can be used in a wide range of applications. If you have a noise issue that you think a sound wall could help with please contact AAG to discuss further. We can take onsite before and after readings and provide you with an estimated reduction level. We can also look into local ordinances to make sure we get you below the legal limit.
Plan Your Next Sound Wall Project
As part of our architectural solutions, we have the flexibility to choose from a variety of offerings that will fit your design and budget.
Environments That Need Sound Wall Solutions
Highway noise can be devastating to property value, whether it be residential or commercial. Concrete sound barriers are nearly prehistoric with today’s technology, which is why Applied Acoustical Group offers not only sound absorbing barrier walls but also lightweight barriers for bridges and overpasses. With smaller foundations, ease of installation, and an aesthetically pleasing appearance, our sound walls set the standard for DOT noise abatement.
With the the need for next-day deliveries and the rise of online shopping large distribution centers are popping up all over the country, and not just in rural areas. These facilities run 24/7 and often times back up to neighborhoods. Our aesthetically pleasing, UV and graffiti resistant sound walls are the perfect addition to not only block the noise of the trucks but also as a visual barrier.
Industrial HVAC units and water chillers are a huge cause for concern in office or residential buildings because they run most of the day and are also unsightly. Our lightweight sound walls are able to not only block the noise from the unit but provide a visual barrier that blends in or accents the building.
In today’s construction, generators are absolutely vital to most buildings. They not only provide power during an outage but also provide a continuous backup for servers, to avoid data loss. The sound emitted from generators can be particularly irritating to close by residents or even employees of your facility which can result in loss of productivity or legal action by neighbors. The low frequency “hum” associated with generators can be dealt with by designing an enclosure or sound wall by Applied Acoustical Group to your sound and also aesthetic needs.
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