Acoustiblok® Corporation Combines Acoustifence® and Earth/Foliage Berm to
Reduce Outdoor Noise Pollution
Adding just a six-foot high Acoustifence to the berm not only drastically increases the berm’s
blocking protection, it eliminates the real problem of the sound reflecting off the foliage and into
those outdoor spaces that are meant to be serene. Thanks to its limp and heavy composition,
Acoustifence also produces far less noise reflection than solid barriers.
Tampa, FL, February 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- As any landscape professional already knows, installing
trees and vegetation on a berm between roadway traffic and residences may be aesthetically pleasing, but
these vegetative elements are not effective noise control barriers. Acoustiblok Inc., a world leader in noise
abatement for both inside and outside installations, has announced the release of Acoustifence, a
revolutionary new defense against outdoor noise pollution.
The fact is, trees and foliage installed on earth berms can actually increase noise. Since sound is dispersed
in much the same way as light, it will penetrate and reflect off the foliage in all directions, including that
side of the berm that is meant to be peaceful and quiet. Although the higher the berm, the better the sound
deflection, it is far more affordable and more practical to increase the berm height by installing
Acoustifence than it is to add fill to the berm.
Installng just a six-foot high Acoustifence to the berm not only drastically increases the berm's
noise-blocking capabilities, it eliminates the real problem of the sound reflecting off the foliage and into
those outdoor spaces that need to remain serene. Made of a limp and heavy proprietary viscoelastic
polymer material with a high density mineral content, Acoustifence also produces significantly less noise
reflection than solid barriers.
The all-weather Acoustifence can be hung from any substantial structure, such as a chain link or wood
fence, or from a pipe frame structure.
A simple and economical noise abatement solution