Noise is consistently the number one threat to quality of life in New York city – but where did it all begin? As the United States and the world continue to experience massive population growth, noise pollution rears its ugly head even higher. Echo Barrier is at the forefront of the movement to combat the threat of noise exposure in occupational settings, but it stems from a long history of trial, error, and development.Read more →
A portable water pump serves many functions, like draining waterways, pools, hydraulic fracturing, and removing floodwater to prevent long-term damage. They are often needed in basements when torrential rain overwhelms the barriers that normally keep your home dry.
One downside of a water pump that operates as needed is that is can lead to a lot of noise, especially during the night when residents in the vicinity are trying to sleep. If the noise is excessive, there are things you can do to mitigate it.
There is nothing quite as irritating as a noisy HVAC unit when you simply want to get to work on a site or relax in your office space or home. All HVAC systems are bound to make some noise, given that they are shunting air throughout a building, and normal noise levels are generally well worth tolerating for the comfort your HVAC provides.
Choosing the right material for a noise barrier is harder than it may seem. There are a number of considerations beyond "does it eliminate noise?" that may not be obvious. For example, some materials absorb sound while some simply reflect it, often worsening the issue. Some materials are easy to work with while some require careful craftsmanship to use effectively.Read more →
Construction in close proximity to residential areas is always a delicate affair. It's a balancing act between finishing the project on time and maintaining amicable relations with the community. That's why it's important to be on top of any threats of disturbance, particularly that of noise.Read more →
Echo Barrier's noise control system provides mitigation of noise around a site perimeter, preventing it from spilling into the public and wider community.
But what about from smaller, more isolated tasks? Maybe your site covers only a limited surface area, or your team's work stations are emitting noise across the entire jobsite, placing everyone at risk of prolonged noise exposure. In this case, erecting temporary fencing and deploying barriers around the entire perimeter, might be excessive.