EarthWall™ is a perfect solution to noise control problems
common to residential and commercial property.
EarthWall is essentially a vertical set of trays which can be filled
with growing material and planted. Although the tray system initially
looks like a set of horizontal galvanized metal fence rails, after
plants or ground cover takes root, the planting trays become grown
over and the galvanized railings are hidden from view. If need be,
the galvanized side can be painted or covered with wood to temporarily
obscure the galvanized material from view.
The point here is that an 8’ sound
wall could be made out of concrete, but this does not make for a
natural look. However, an 8’ EarthWall can be planted and
become quickly overgrown with ground cover that ends up looking
like a large hedge.
General preference for an 8’ sound
wall, is for a 3’ fence on top a 5’ berm, not for a
5’ fence on top a 3’ berm. Even a 4’ fence on
a 4’ berm feels too top heavy.
A 5’ berm can be made with 1:1 slopes,
provided the soil is well compacted. Leaving a 1’ flat section
on top for the EarthWall means the overall 8’ sound barrier
is about 11’ wide. This is in comparison to the standard architectural
version of a berm, which has a 2:1 slope and for 8’ high,
would be 32’ wide.
Please call us at 1-800-272-8823
to learn more about sound barrier applications.
Features and benefits:
ASC EarthWall™, section view
A patented sand, pumice or planting mix filled
sound wall that is wind, weather and graffitti proof. Built for
a lifetime of service, it not only blocks sound, it absorbs sound.