Industrial plant workers discussing where a perimeter concrete fence can be installed on the property.

The introduction of precast concrete walls has significantly reduced problems with noise from industrial plants. One way they do this is by creating a sound barrier to eliminate the noise escaping into the community.

Precast sound barrier walls are highly effective in blocking and absorbing noise from the machines inside an industrial plant.

How Do Sound Barrier Walls Work?

How a sound barrier works is a relatively simple concept. It blocks, deflects, and absorbs the noise pollution that would otherwise affect the outlying community and homes.

A sound barrier wall blocks sound waves from the source, such as an industrial plant. When the sound barrier wall is tall enough, it can break the line of sight — the view of the community — between the industrial plant and nearby homes.

Once the line-of-sight is broken, noise levels significantly reduce. The higher the wall goes above the line of sight, the more sounds it will block. However, any gaps in the fence lessen the effectiveness of the barrier.

The Importance of Reducing Noise Pollution from Your Industrial Plant

Extreme and unwelcome noise can have multiple adverse effects on the people in nearby communities. Continued exposure to industrial noises can cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Stress and anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Decreased productivity
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Anger issues
  • Hearing loss

Some individuals exposed to excessive noise pollution experience psychological trauma, neurological problems, and nervous disorders.

Using Precast Sound Barrier Walls at Your Industrial Plant

When it comes to having an effective sound barrier around your industrial plant, precast sound barrier walls are the way to go. Not only are they strong, durable concrete fences, but you can also customize them with specific colors and decorative text.

Precast sound barrier walls are the ideal solution to prevent noise pollution from escaping the industrial plant and reaching neighboring schools, buildings, and communities.

Designing your precast concrete walls to blend in with the architecture and topography of your city isn’t a problem. These walls can match any neighborhood’s identity while providing an effective noise barrier.

Advantages of Precast Sound Barrier Walls

Precast concrete is the material of choice for many industrial plants because of its versatility and ability to withstand the harshest conditions. There are many advantages to using precast concrete for sound barrier walls.

These panels are manufactured in a controlled factory, ensuring a high-quality product that blocks sound waves as designed. But that isn’t the only advantage. Other advantages include:

  • Simple installation
  • Availability in many shapes and sizes
  • Durability
  • Low maintenance
  • Multiple finishes

With numerous choices for a finished surface, customization options seem endless. You can choose from reflective polishes, textures, and various colors, and you can even have images carved directly into the surface.

High-Quality Precast Concrete Products

Whether you need precast sound barrier walls for an industrial plant, highway, or another facility, American Precast Concrete can help. We can properly install a custom, high-quality fence that will effectively reduce the noise pollution escaping your factory. Contact us today for a free estimate!