It is in spring and summer that gardens become an attractive area for their owners who hope to find a pleasant atmosphere and relax. Therefore, here are some tips on how to set up a noise barrier for your garden. Remember, partitions are available that not only protect against sounds, but also absorb noise.
Therefore, have a fabulous season outside with my tips. Indeed, this article is intended to share my experience with those who have questions about the effectiveness of a sound barrier and its possible realization. Remember, it is necessary to count on a height of 2 yards to attenuate the sounds.
The increase in noise (dB) is not linear but varies in a logarithmic way. If that were not the case, for example, three car engines running side by side would make a noise impossible to bear by the human ear. Remember, in order to have a noise-reducing action, a hedge must be very dense and measure more than 20 yards wide to allow a significant reduction of noise.
Wooden noise barriers, on the other hand, have good insulation performance due to their imposing mass. The combination of a wooden fence and climbing plants is a good alternative that is both aesthetic and practical.
There are also companies that offer acoustic wall panels to reduce the sound volume of noise pollution. If you live near a road or a lane that emits noise, then you may wish to buy some of these panels. However, remember that sound walls may cause a neighborhood conflict.
The engines of cars, the neighbor’s dog, the trains, etc., so many outside noises that annoy you every day when you are trying to rest quietly on your sofa or in your bed. The solution is then to design a high and insulating wall, able to protect you from the noises. In a case where you still hear sounds, it is likely that the top of the sound barrier is too low, compared to the distance from the traffic lanes and the house, so the attenuation was low.
And before starting the work, it is better to inquire about the laws for your area for building walls. Also, you may wonder, “How does a noise barrier work?” For those who would like to look at modeling this kind of thing, there is some reading you can find on the web (beware, it’s math heavy).
All materials that are effective enough to absorb sound waves are well suited. If you have an iPhone, you can install a sound meter app, and it will give you an idea of the noise you have to deal with. This app will help you figure out the average level of noise over a 24-hour period.
Remember, you must also correctly define the height and the location of a noise barrier. From the noise zone (e.g., a high-traffic road), draw a direct line about 2 ft from the ground where the nearest vehicle is passing. This step will help you define the origin of the noise.