Sound Barrier for Horizontal Directional Drilling
Many municipalities are replacing aging water supply and waste piping in densely populated areas. The replacement of the pipes requires noisy horizontal directional drilling. Many of these areas also have noise ordinances in place to protect nearby residents and businesses. Contractors on these projects now need to provide sound barrier walls to help alleviate the noise impact. It is important to complete these critical infrastructure updates while also adhering to local noise codes.
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Outdoor Sound Blanket Wall
The best solution for this type of project is an outdoor sound blanket or noise curtain wall. We manufacture these blankets in several STC levels to meet any material specification and requirements. The outdoor rated blankets are manufactured to the height needed for the application. The exterior grade vinyl facing with diamond stitching withstands inclement weather and UV exposure. Velcro strips allow the panels to attach together and form a wall.
Grommets on the panels provide an easy and quick way to install them on any existing structure, such as a chain link fence. The quick installation makes them ideal for temporary projects such as horizontal drilling. After the project is complete, these rugged blankets can be taken down, folded, and stored or reinstalled at another location.
Contact eNoise Control to discuss your horizontal directional drilling sound barrier application. We will help you determine the appropriate height and length of material to achieve your sound reduction goals. Expedited manufacturing options are available.
Read our case study about horizontal drilling noise.