For those who are looking for silence and peace in a country vacation, noisy neighbors or the road near the house are real punishment. Let’s look at the possible ways to reduce noise in the country.
Protect yourself against noise in the country with a fence
The higher and thicker the fence, the better protection against noise. The optimal height of the fence in this case is from 2 to 3 m, and the gaps between the components and the ground should not be in the fence. You can choose a material for the fence that will reflect the sound (polycarbonate of at least 20 mm, glass, brick, reinforced concrete), or fill the fence frame with noise-absorbing material (mineral wool, polyester wool, fiberglass) or combine these materials. Of the traditional materials for fences: corrugated board, brick, or wood have the best soundproofing properties.
To protect against the road noise, you can order special acoustic screens with a bent upper edge. The dimensions and arrangement of such screens are calculated individually.
Noise protection with plants
And another way to create an obstacle for unwanted sounds is a wall of plants. If the place allows the fence, there you can plant a green hedge with trees with a height of more than 5 meters. Pine or spruce planted in several rows in a checkerboard pattern will give maximum protection. Such a way to protect from noise and dust from the road is good. And it is not necessary to choose some expensive decorative trees, you can find seedlings in the neighboring forest.
Try to agree with noisy neighbors
If the reason is in people who, for example, love to arrange noisy night gatherings, then you should try to agree in a good way. Perhaps they do not understand that they prevent you from resting and a polite request will be enough.
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