Features and Benefits of AIL Sound Walls

See why smart specifiers choose lightweight PVC noise barrier wall solutions from AIL Sound Walls.

AIL Sound Walls’ features and benefits quickly stack up to make them the go-to choice over noise barrier walls made from concrete, wood or other materials.

  • Lightweight PVC construction
  • Sound mitigation performance
  • Lower installed costs
  • Durable and low maintenance
  • Sustainable and enviro-friendly choice
  • Enhanced aesthetics and finish levels
  • Project design versatility
  • Experienced project partner

Lightweight PVC construction

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Sound mitigation performance

  • Engineered for maximum mitigation of road, rail, manufacturing, industrial or commercial noise
  • Available in Absorptive or Reflective panels

Silent Protector (Absorptive)

  • Perforated panels with acoustical mineral wool fill absorb unwanted noise
  • Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 32
  • Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating of 0.95

Silent Protector Plus (Absorptive)

  • Adds a sound-absorbing backer board behind the mineral wool batt for a heavier absorptive panel with higher sound mitigation properties
  • Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 39
  • Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating of 0.90

Tuf-Barrier (Reflective)

  • Blocks and reflects unwanted noise
  • Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 31

Tuf-Barrier Plus (Reflective)

  • Adds an acoustical mineral wool batt and a sound-absorbing backer board for a heavier panel with higher sound mitigation properties
  • Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 36

XL Series Option

  • All of the above available in panel lengths of up to 16′ (4.9 m)
  • Fewer foundations, posts and panels for an even lower installed cost
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Lower installed costs

  • Smaller foundations mean lower foundation costs
  • Install  with local labor and less lifting equipment
  • Adaptable to a variety of footing types
  • XL Series offers panel lengths of up to 16′ (4.9 m) which means fewer panels, posts and foundations
  • View installation video
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Durable and low maintenance

  • PVC Systems is impervious to rain, snow and ice, unaffected by de-icing salts
  • Will not rust, rot or stain
  • Wind load tested for hurricane-force winds
  • Meets accelerated test requirements for durability
  • Graffiti and tagging resistant
  • Designed to meet applicable design codes (AASHTO, IBC, CSA)
  • Meets ASTM F3459-21 Standard Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles used for Sound Walls
  • See full Product Details, Specifications and Technical Drawings
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Sustainable and enviro-friendly choice

  • Made from recycled and recyclable PVC
  • Highest percentage of recycled material
  • A readily renewable and recyclable product
  • Minimized water consumption in manufacturing
  • Optimized shipping for reduced COemissions
  • Long product lifespan
  • Excellent fire-resistant properties
  • Smaller footprint, better urban land use
  • Earn LEED Points for Green Building
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Enhanced aesthetics and finish levels

  • Available in a variety of attractive Standard Finish Level panel colors with optional embossed woodgrain texture
  • Upgraded Finished Level offers two woodgrain colors with post sleeves, caps, top/bottom rails and reinforcement panels in Standard Finish colors
  • More about our Standard and Upgraded Finish Levels
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Project design versatility

  • Lightweight, nimble and versatile PVC system
  • Great for access gates, doors, utility ports, site variations
  • Integrates easily with roofing systems
  • Available as custom structure-mounted solutions
  • Ideal for generator, HVAC and equipment enclosures
  • Learn more in our Sectors and Applications sections
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Experienced project partner

  • In-house design and engineering expertise
  • Designs based on wind loading and local soil conditions
  • Detailed proposals complete with installation budget estimates
  • Engineer-stamped project drawings for approvals and construction
  • Professional support in engineering, project management and site assistance
  • Offering value engineered alternatives to help you save time and money
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