With no sound wall present, sound travels freely onto the property and sound reverberates on the property freely. Traffic noise can intrude, even from a relatively great distance.

With the typical highway soundwall , sound is reflected from both sides of the wall. Car noise bounces back onto the roadway, but yard noise bounces back to the house. An echo effect is created. The diffraction effect can also recurve noise back to ground level, causing a horizontal hissing sound coming off the top of the wall. A real headache.

With the ASC SoundFence, sound is absorbed on both sides of the fence. There is no echo chamber effect as sound intensity is greatly reduced. Both street and backyard noise is reduced and a more comfortable ambiance is achieved.

SoundFence Design

A standard neighborhood Soundfence panel is usually 5' x 92.25" in order to fit a traditional 6' fence with 8' post centers. However, ASC can tailor your SoundFence panels to most custom fence sizes. The recommended SoundFence design suggests you use 4x4 pressure treated posts and a pressure treated Ground Seal, buried 3” below grade and extending at least a few inches above grade. This Seal prevents unwanted noise from sneaking under the fence. The ground seal can be 2x6, 2x10, or 4x6 for extra strength.

The actual SoundFence Panels rest on 2x4 pressure treated top and bottom rails, strung between the posts. These rails can be used to attach 1x4 cedar slats, or left un-slatted.

To size your Panels, subtract from the finished height the “ground seal”, plus the 2x4 support rails, and any slat reveal above the top rail. Therefore, a 6 foot high fence would likely have SoundFence Panels that are 63.5” high.

SoundFence Panels do not require cedar slats, but do require a weather cap to protect the Panel from direct impact of rain.