How can homes be designed to filter out noise pollution from outside?



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    To filter out noise pollution a home can be constructed to have thicker walls, sound proof windows and have large screening vegetation planted in the yard. These elements will create an extra barrier between noise and the residents inside the home.

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    1. Close up empty spaces.  “Use flexible acrylic latex or polyurethane caulk or foam sealant to seal the gaps around pipes, electrical boxes, heating registers or ducts, wires, or where any other objects penetrate walls or ceilings.”
    2. Consider the effects of noise during construction of the house. “* In new construction, insulate interior walls where you want to minimize the transfer of noise between rooms. Always pack insulation around pipes—especially plastic (ABS) waste and vent pipes, which are notorious for transmitting the rushing sound of water when a toilet is flushed. When practical, opt for cast-iron drain pipes in areas where this would be a problem.”
    3. Absorb sound. “* Use sound-absorbing materials on floors, walls, and ceilings. Insulation tiles can cut noise greatly, as can carpeting. Avoid rigid, hard surfaces such as tile, concrete, and hardwood flooring.”

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