Do you have too much noise in your home in New York from outside? Sound proof or a sound control is what you should be thinking of constructing. This fence will help to reduce the noise mostly the traffic noise in your backyard though it does not eliminate all the noise. This makes the backyard more tolerable.
When building a sound proof fence, you should first of all know that there are things that one should do to have an effective sound control fence. First and foremost, the sound control fence needs to be 8 ft. above the sound source but one has to check with the city to see their ordinances on fencing. If they only allow 6 ft. high fence, one should build an earthen berm which helps to increase the high of the backyard where the fence will be erected.
To build the minimum 8 ft. above the sound source fence some of the recommended fences are the cedar and redwood slatted fence. The new redwood or cedar should have four by four inch posts mounted on concrete footing and 2 ft. deep into the ground to give a stable foundation to the sound control. One can then add the beams connecting the posts together and to offer extra support to the fence slats. This should be done once the concrete has cured. The process is referred to as fence framing. One can then contact professionals to order the mass loaded vinyl which is a sound proofing barrier. One is now ready to install the sound proof membrane for their new fences. To get more details on picket fences.
To install the MLV along the frame of the fence one has to stretch it first to make sure it extends all the way to the bottom so that the sound does not leak from there. One can then staple or nail it to the frame. It is also recommendable to overlap the MLV at least half an inch and then caulk between the overlap and on the outer perimeter of the MLV then tape the caulked seams. Taping should be done with a PVC seam sealer tape.
Once the MLV membrane is secured to the fence framing and the entire seam and perimeter caulked and taped, the time to slate fence finally comes. The slats should be put as close together as possible. Caulking the seams of the slats should also be done though it’s absolutely not essential. One can also put the slats on the other side of the fence to protect the MLV membrane from the elements. This is not essential too.
Finally, American mat adds sound absorption characteristics to the fence. When using it together with the MLV there is need to slat both sides of the fence and leave gaps of at least an eighth between on the side facing the noise. These septum fences are best for loud and obnoxious neighbors.
Glass Fence Sound Deflection