Under normal conditions, we will manufacture and ship materials within 4-6 weeks from receipt of a Purchase Order or Deposit.
Ideally, and Acoustical Engineer will advise on the optimum height for the barrier. A basic rule of thumb for barrier height is: Any noise barrier should be at least as tall as the line-of-sight between the noise source and the receiver, plus 30%. So if the line-of-sight is 10’ high, then the barrier should be at least 13’ tall for best performance. SFS will be happy to provide input on such matters, as well as refer you to a local Acoustical Engineer if desired.
Again, such matters are best left to an Acoustical Engineer to determine if possible. Generally speaking, a noise barrier should be as close to the noise source as possible, while allowing for suitable access and air flow for the equipment. SFS will be happy to provide input on such matters, as well as refer you to a local Acoustical Engineer if desired.
SFS does not currently install our LSE® System. We do however, provide detailed foundation and installation drawings for our Customers to share with their installer. Installation of the SFS system involves basic construction techniques, and any competent contractor can easily install it without special training or prior experience with the product.
The LSE® System is cost-competitive with other high-performance noise barriers, and is priced on a square-foot basis. Current pricing for the LSE® System averages from $22-27 per square foot for materials delivered to the job site in the continental USA (delivery charges apply to destinations outside the continental USA). Pricing is based on final layout design and wind loads. Our pricing includes all engineered structural steel (hot-dip galvanized after fabrication, all LSE® Sound Panels and Top Caps, and detailed layout & installation drawings. Our pricing does not include installation. The primary considerations that influence pricing are barrier height, wind load and any options desired. Once we have the pertinent details of any application, we will provide a detailed Quotation for Customer approval.
The LSE® System can be made in any color, as well as custom-color match. Since the color pigment is incorporated into the HDPE shell during the manufacturing process, it will not scratch, flake or peel like topically-applied finishes, and never requires painting. Explore Our Color Choices
The LSE® System attenuates the most common noise frequencies associated with outdoor noise sources. There are a few, very low-frequency noise sources that are difficult for any barrier to mitigate, but these are not common and SFS will advise our Customers if this is the case.
No. The LSE® System is designed exclusively for outdoor use.
After four decades of use in places around the world, SFS is not aware of any incidents of animals or rodents eating or nesting in the LSE® System.
No. The LSE® System is specifically engineered for outdoor use. Each LSE® panel is designed to shed moisture, and each is independently self-draining. Additionally, freeze-thaw cycles do not destroy the panels or their contents.
There are LSE® barriers that have been in the field as long as the company has been in existence – 40 years or so – that are still performing acoustically, so we really don’t know how long they can last. Given the quality of the UV inhibitors and color stabilizers used by SFS, the LSE® System should last decades.
The LSE® System is considered to be one of the best-performing outdoor barriers in the world. Generally speaking, the LSE® System will provide 15-25 dBA reductions from one side of the barrier to the other in commercial applications. Since there are many mitigating factors that influence attenuation performance in outdoor applications, however, exact performance is difficult to predict.
If you need to meet specific dBA levels, we suggest you contact an Acoustical Engineer since they are trained to make such predictions. SFS will be happy to provide input on such matters, as well as refer you to a local Acoustical Engineer if desired. You can also view our Noise Reduction Demo. (Not linkable yet)
Yes. Should any of the LSE® components be damaged by outside sources, they can easily be replaced by removing damaged panels and replacing them with new ones. Also, the entire LSE® barrier can be disassembled and removed should that ever be desired.
Yes. Graffiti is easily removed with non-toxic citrus-based solvents.
The LSE® System comes with an industry-leading 5-Year Limited Warranty