Tips to Reduce Construction Site Noise & Prevent Damage

Tips to Reduce Construction Site Noise & Prevent Damage
December 02, 2021

Construction sites are loud, and exposure to extreme noise can cause occupational hearing loss. You can make personal ear protection more effective by soundproofing your construction site. Different sound-absorbing, dampening and insulating materials address noise in unique ways, and it’s essential to understand which is best for your situation. Let’s go over some tips for soundproofing your job site.

Top 3 Tips for Soundproofing a Construction Site

Here’s what you should know before you purchase soundproofing materials for your business.

1. Know What You’re Going After

Soundproofing requires forethought and recognition of the most pressing issues. Determine the sources causing the most noise at work and how they reach your workers:

  • Loud equipment: Most jackhammers, chop saws, hammer drills and similar equipment peak over 100 decibels. Hard surfaces exacerbate the noise these tools make, which means absorption is the best way to reduce the volume. Sound-absorbing materials transform sound into heat, which dissipates upon contacting the absorptive surface.
  • Structural noise: Some equipment causes a building’s infrastructure to shake vibrate, causing excessive noise. Nearby steel beams or metal pipes will rattle around, too. Sound dampening prevents structures from moving around.
  • Leaking noise: Sound equipment can be loud enough to cause damage to workers outside of the immediate room. Sound insulation contains noise to a specific area. Insulation can come in handy if you can keep loud equipment in an isolated room or build a containment structure.

2. Get the Right Gear

If you know what kind of sound you need to target, the next step is to get the right gear for the job. Professional soundproofing equipment is your best bet, as it has the necessary properties for absorption, dampening or insulation. Here are some of the most useful soundproofing tools for construction crews:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Go Reusable

Your crew works on numerous different job sites throughout the year. It’s a plus if the soundproofing equipment you choose can come with you to the next place. Products like temporary soundproofing barriers are easy to install and tear down.

Soundproof Your Job Site With Soundproof Cow

Soundproof Cow can help your crew mitigate construction hearing loss. Browse our construction equipment soundproofing products online to find solutions for any noise or reach out to us online to discuss how our products can benefit your construction crew.

 

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Author

About Ryan Yaukey

Ryan has been with Soundproofcow.com since 2013 working on many different types of commercial projects. He specializes in custom applications required by specific building codes and architects. He started in the construction industry building houses. These projects taught him how to construct a home based on standard building codes in Pennsylvania. While on college breaks, he worked on electrical, plumbing, drywall repair, and all types of property maintenance. These skills allow him to remodel portions of his own properties, as well as assist contractors, architects, and homeowners complete their soundproofing renovations successfully. In the beginning if his career at soundproofcow.com he specialized in working with flooring contractors. This experience made him very familiar with STC and IIC ratings for a variety of assemblies. These IIC-rated assemblies determine how much impact sounds transfer in condos and multicomplex facilities which can be a major nuisance. Knowledge of these ratings as well as all types of soundproofing products, have given Ryan the ability to fix customers’ noise issues. His research on all types of soundproofing and sound absorption products foreign and domestic allow him to procure and customize the correct products for a client’s specific need. Please reach out with any questions regarding soundproofing, sound absorption or the application of materials.