Author Topic: Freeway noise-outside material  (Read 3274 times)

Len

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Freeway noise-outside material
« on: May 27, 2001, 02:12:41 PM »
Greetings,
I live one block from a busy freeway, the homes are sloped, so the freeway is somewhat below me.
I have installed double insulated windows. This did help, but I want to decrease the sound OUTSIDE, in my back yard.
I do not have any wall , and one can see the freeway from my backyard.
I can put up to a 6 ft wall in the back, and was looking at this option.
Option one- 6 ft wall, use two by fours and insulate the walls with fiberglass insulation and cover both sides of the wall with dog eared cedar slats,(after putting roofing paper on both sides to waterproof it.
I know it will not address alot of the sound, but I hope this will help.
Would bushes or trees help ?
Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
Len


bjnash

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Re: Freeway noise-outside material
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2001, 04:03:41 AM »
: Greetings,
: I live one block from a busy freeway, the homes are sloped, so the freeway is somewhat below me.
: I have installed double insulated windows. This did help, but I want to decrease the sound OUTSIDE, in my back yard.
: I do not have any wall , and one can see the freeway from my backyard.
: I can put up to a 6 ft wall in the back, and was looking at this option.
: Option one- 6 ft wall, use two by fours and insulate the walls with fiberglass insulation and cover both sides of the wall with dog eared cedar slats,(after putting roofing paper on both sides to waterproof it.
: I know it will not address alot of the sound, but I hope this will help.
: Would bushes or trees help ?
: Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
: Len
Doubtful a 6' fence will have any effect at all, 8' is bare minimum.  Bushes and trees have show to be of minimal help.
Things that help:
* High fences made of masonry.
* High chainlink covered with panels of sound absorbing mat
*Masking: waterfalls, sound generators
*Interior windows on your frame
*SOund barrier under your siding
*More insulation in the attic
You may want to get the EPA book on soundproofing



 

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