Sound Walls What Are They?
For many businesses and applications, sound walls are an excellent solution for blocking unwanted noise.
Sound walls are more and more common today due to the density of population growth and development.
As technology has evolved through the more recent years, there are several types and styles of sound wall that have been designed and developed to mitigate unwanted noise from a variety of noisy, annoying sources.
Absorptive vs Reflective
Most common sound wall materials such as wood, metal and masonry have hard surfaces and REFLECT sound, with the bulk of the sound reflected back in the general direction of the source of the noise.
Using outdoor sound barrier walls like HDPE, wood, sheet metal and masonry, as well as position and size, in a sound wall partially or completely ABSORBS sound.
To keep it simple: Reflective sound walls redirect sound while absorptive sound walls reduce sound.