How To Soundproof An Outdoor Area

I love spending time outdoors but don’t enjoy my noisy neighbors.  If you've ever had this problem and wondered how to soundproof an outdoor area, well, here are some options!

BUILD A BIG FENCE

Your fence should be 12-15ft tall to effectively block airborne noises. This won’t be the most attractive sight, but it depends whether you want a quiet yard or to see out of it.

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PLANT SOME TREES

Plant a row of trees in front of your new fence to increase the size of your sound barrier. What’s more, it’ll make the giant fence a bit nicer to look at too.

ADD SOME ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENT MATERIALS

Fitting some acoustic tiles in strategic locations will help to reduce echo in your outdoor space. This in turn will reduce the amount of noise that escapes.

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Build a water feature

Consider building a fountain, waterfall, or stream to help mask incoming noise pollution. The more bubbly you can make it, the better job it’ll do.

Build a shed or sunroom

Although it technically won’t be an outdoor space any more, building something like a shed will give you an area that you can make almost entirely soundproof.

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Soundproof your existing fence

I’d recommend using either mass loaded vinyl or sound deadening mats. Both are mass heavy and weatherproof, making them perfect for this job.

Find other ways to mask the sound

One option is to plant some tall grass, such as sedge grass. It makes a lovely sound when the wind blows through it, and looks nice too.

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