Road Noise vs height

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Road Noise vs height

Postby Jennifer » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:44 pm

Is it true that the higher the level, the more road noise one gets if the dwelling hse is next to a main road or flyover or a stretch of the expressway?

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Re: Road Noise vs height

Postby LKVM » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:46 pm

Jennifer wrote:Is it true that the higher the level, the more road noise one gets if the dwelling hse is next to a main road or flyover or a stretch of the expressway?


Yes thats right cause as you might have read in Science that sound moves upward!!

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Postby chatelaine » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:49 pm

Yes this is true. On top of that, it's more dusty as well.

That's what I'm encountering now.

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Postby tankee » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:54 pm

Main road and expressway, traffic are non-stop around the clock. And sometimes late at nights, there will be some speedster roaring past.

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Postby kuzco » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:07 pm

Yes, I read somewhere that noise travels upwards and will be loudest between the 6th - 7th floor.

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Postby Jennifer » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:31 pm

Thanks all for the confirmation. Really appreciate as we are in the midst of looking around for a place to move to.

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Postby LKVM » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Jennifer wrote:Thanks all for the confirmation. Really appreciate as we are in the midst of looking around for a place to move to.


All the best :celebrate:

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Postby Nebbermind » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:54 pm

no expert here but since noise propogate thru air, then it has something to do with the line of sight.

as u go higher, u can see more of the e'way/highway/main rd, so u'll probably get more noise than lower floor. but that being said, sound energy also attentuate with distance...so there'll be some plus here and minus there.

if looking for new home, best to go to desired block (if access allows) corridor and check the noise level at morning peak, evening peak and night (say, 10 pm) and also compare between high and mid flrs.

I ever viewed a unit just by the PIE and was very surprised at the constant loud traffic HUM even at 3pm....cannot imagine the noise at peak period!!

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Postby Jennifer » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:24 pm

LKVM wrote:
Jennifer wrote:Thanks all for the confirmation. Really appreciate as we are in the midst of looking around for a place to move to.


All the best :celebrate:


Not easy task :(

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Postby Jennifer » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:25 pm

Nebbermind wrote:no expert here but since noise propogate thru air, then it has something to do with the line of sight.

as u go higher, u can see more of the e'way/highway/main rd, so u'll probably get more noise than lower floor. but that being said, sound energy also attentuate with distance...so there'll be some plus here and minus there.

if looking for new home, best to go to desired block (if access allows) corridor and check the noise level at morning peak, evening peak and night (say, 10 pm) and also compare between high and mid flrs.

I ever viewed a unit just by the PIE and was very surprised at the constant loud traffic HUM even at 3pm....cannot imagine the noise at peak period!!


Many thanks for the advice. Appreciate it.

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