Extremely Quite Sound
Rustling Leaves or Whispers
Alarm Clock or Heavy Traffics
Bird Calls or Inside a Library
Lawn Mower or Jack Hammer
Normal Conversation at 1 m
"Elevated workplace or environmental noise can cause hearing impairment, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance, and sleep disturbance. Changes in the immune system and birth defects have been also attributed to noise exposure"
~ National Institute of Environmental Health Science
“Concrete’s greater mass reduces sound penetrating through a wall by more than 80% compared with wood or steel frame construction”
~ National Precast Concrete Association
If you are not familiar with how loud your environment is (decibels, dB), below are diagrams that will provide you with some reference:
Noisy Restaurants or A Busy Street
Thunder or Gun Shot
In Canada and the United States, general permitted noise level exposure in a 80 dB to 90 dB environment should not exceed 8 hours to prevent irreversible health effects. If you find yourself in such an environment, you should consider Natural Art Concrete Sound Wall.
Using high strength concrete, one of the most reliable building material known to men, Natural Art Concrete Sound Wall is the ideal product to provide an acoustic fencing solution for residential, strata-condominiums, commercial, and public works projects.
Also known as sound barrier, sound reflection wall, sound abatement wall, our Concrete Sound Wall can produce transmission loss of up to 38 decibels at 500 Hz, and often reduce the transmission of noise by up to 15+ dB in many of our projects.
Our Sound Wall Product is approved and listed as vendor for the Ministry of Transportation BC. It conforms to ASTM E90 testing standards. For more information, please contact:
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