Author Topic: earth berm or wooden fence with mass loaded vinyl  (Read 3651 times)


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earth berm or wooden fence with mass loaded vinyl
« on: January 04, 2016, 03:25:49 AM »
I have a single family home about 30 yards off of a busy street.  I'm the corner lot at the neighborhood entrance and for whatever reason the developer stopped the earth berm at the corner of my neighbors property and left my lot with no berm. 

So I can either continue that 6 foot high earth berm or build a staggered wooden privacy fence with a layer of mass loaded vinyl between the vertical wood slats instead.  The fence would have an additional benefit of keeping my dog from getting to the street. 

Will the earth berm do a better job than a same height fence built with MLV?  I'm not sure what the cost difference would be but I'm guessing close enough to be irrelevant.


Randy S

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Re: earth berm or wooden fence with mass loaded vinyl
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 06:07:55 PM »

For outside noise, you are dealing with diffracted path and shadow zones as well as mass.
The height of a 6' fence will do something but I am afraid it will not do enough to satisfy your need.
Now if you do the berm at 6' and then add the 6' fence this will deliver a far greater value of reduction.

However if you still have line of sight this will do very little at all.

Why dont you give me a call direct and lets discuss the options.

Randy S.