Noise follows a large part of the population every day. In many places, a wide range of noise sources create a burden that can have a long-term impact on well-being and health. Noise protection is therefore more important than ever. Fortunately, there are various options that can help.
Sound barriers are one of the most effective methods of sound insulation. Professionally installed, they noticeably reduce the decibel value (dB) in residential and industrial areas, in cities or the countryside. Especially in areas directly bordering on motorways, rail networks or airports, noise barriers have become indispensable.
What are noise barriers? How does sound insulation work?
Vibrations in the air cause the so-called sound pressure level, which is measured in dB. If it is very high, we speak of noise. Sound barriers are structures made of different materials that prevent such loud noises. The sound is reflected by the noise barriers, which significantly reduces the dB. This is why noise barriers are used wherever it would otherwise be impossible to comply with the immission limit. This insulation thus actively contributes to a lower impact on people and the environment.
Who needs a wall for sound insulation?
Sound insulation is used in a wide variety of places. In general, a distinction is made between noise protection remediation and noise protection precaution.
- Noise protection remediation: Existing buildings and structures are remediated to provide better sound insulation.
- Noise protection precaution: Possible exposure to various noise sources is to be avoided from the outset.
A noise barrier is included in the second type of sound insulation. They are used privately, but also at the municipal and city level. For example, if you want to separate a private property from a nearby industrial area in the long term, you can have a sound barrier built. This way, all residents can enjoy undisturbed peace and quiet, while the industrial estate can continue to grow.
When planning new infrastructure, it is also advisable to include the construction of noise barriers. Whether road or rail network: this way you ensure that your project can be carried out without interruptions. Especially in large cities, noise protection by RAU is therefore very popular.