How can I make a sound block for my home?

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How can I make a sound block for my home? I live on a hill and now have weekly racetrack sound and incresing semitruck sound to endure a mile from my sweet patch of country. Thank you for any ideas. Susan, Suffering For Silence

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  • Trees would certainly help if you have the space. Hopefully the noise is only seasonal?

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    • When did they build the racetrack? Just like living by an airport, you can update your windows for better soundproofing. Everyday trucks there is not much one can do about.

  • Liz Liz on Jun 22, 2018
    Discuss this with the race track. They can place sound barrier walls around their track. Also, check if there is a sound ordnance that applies. Otherwise, consider the windows, crawlspace and walls in your sound insulation application. Well insulated draperies are also helpful. There exists fabric which can absorb some sound.

    • S S on Jun 22, 2018
      Yes, track is limited in drcibles, I will talk with town re sound barriers.

      I did not mention that I feel a right to bring able to spend summer outdoors, so barriers within the house would not be helpful.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 22, 2018
    I have a dear friend who's house was placed on a airport flight path, the noise was awful. She complained to them, the actual airport, and they came out and soundproofed her house, from the walls, roof, and windows. They flew so low to the ground she could even see the passengers' faces.
    I would go see the race track owner(s) and let them know what is going on, check and see if they are violating any ordinances. They are creating the noise, so they should be accountable for the disruption of your right to peace and quiet.

  • S S on Jun 22, 2018
    Yes, thank you. I can talk with track owners, but what of my right to be outdoors during nice weather, and what of the truck sounds? I didn't mention that. I have a medical condition aggravated by the sounds. The town brings in much money by the rave track, and the trucks are new to bring trashfrom NYC to trash incinerator. Theregore I think the ultimate fix might be with me and my 3.5 acres.

  • Liz Liz on Jun 22, 2018
    Either a brick wall. or a waffled wood fence. Remember sound refracts when it hits a surface. the waffling slows the sound from being reflected. think sound studio or a live theater. A thick evergreen border would be another way to go. depends on your area which trees will grow best and fastest.