WHAT IS A SOUND BARRIER?
A highway sound barrier is an exterior wall built alongside a roadway or highway that interrupts the flow of sound waves from one area to another.
Two types of highway sound barriers are used:
- A reflective wall, which is solid, will break up sound waves and reflect the noise back to the source location.
- An absorptive sound wall is manufactured with additional materials which are porous and textured applied to the substrate of the wall, that breaks up and absorbs sound waves.
AFTEC creates a huge variety of precast concrete fence and wall systems to help you create a more powerful barrier between your residents and the noise of the highway. The good news is, you don’t have to be in a city to invest soundproof fencing options. As a private developer or citizen, you can build your own cement fencing with a variety of different textures to make the look more cohesive.
If you’re curious about how a concrete fence could improve the sound barrier from the nearby highway, reach out to us. We’re always glad to explain how our techniques come together to create a superior product.