As advanced and efficient as power tools are becoming, one thing remains the same: they are obnoxiously loud. Thankfully, there are many varieties of tools and equipment available to mitigate the harmful effects of noise exposure for workers who spend hours at workplaces, on construction sites, and around machinery in noisy conditions.
However, most solutions don’t address the spread of noise beyond the worksite itself and disturbing the general public, and common barricade solutions either reduce minimal noise, are cumbersome, or both, and can even exacerbate the noise internally by reflecting it back onto the site.
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Using a dewatering pump, you may be dismayed at the high levels of noise. You can solve the noise problem by soundproofing your dewatering pump with Echo Barrier portable sound barriers, as outlined in this article. In general, a dewatering pump may issue one of two types of noise: vibration and airborne.Read more →
An acoustic shadow results when sound waves fail to spread outward due to disruptions or physical barriers such as buildings, geographical obstructions, or wind currents and can alter our perceptions of events, and can also be controlled to diminishing the impact of high decibel noises.
Upon considering noise attenuating barrier products like Echo Barrier, you may ask yourself: “I’ve been using hoarding for years, isn’t that blocking noise anyway?” Certainly, a small amount of sound is being prevented from passing through to the other side; however, not only is this amount a fraction of that reduced by Echo Barriers, but it is dangerously reflecting sound back toward the noise source and people exposed internal to the perimeter.
Furthermore, the cumbersome nature of heavier objects used in hoarding make installation, disassembly, and reuse far more difficult.Read more →