The Living Wall / sound attenuation barrier with soil:
The Living Wall / sound attenuation barrier with soil
The Living Wall is an ecological sound barrier solution, offering an alternative to standard sound barriers.
The Living Wall integrates ecological principles with engineering practices.
Constructed from willow shoots, the wall is enclosed in a biodegradable wooden structure.
The Living Wall complements the environment
as opposed to the intrusive nature of most sound barriers,
The Living Wall naturalizes our urban and rural environments. Superior sound absorption,
the environmental structure and the financial advantages of The Living Wall make it the ideal
sound barrier solution when comparing it to concrete and steel walls.
Advantages & Benefits
The Living Wall is an attractive and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional forms of noise attenuation walls.
The Living Wall - in partnership with - Mother Nature.
The issue of noise attenuation is becoming increasingly important as communities strive to improve quality of live while reducing the impact of urban living.
Concrete and plastic noise attenuation walls are bleak, obtrusive and prone to graffiti and dilapidation.
Advantages and benefits of The Living Wall – sound attenuation barrier with soil:
- Superior sound absorption
- Establishes very quickly
- Providing an aesthetically and environmentally pleasing noise barrier
- Establishes the possibility of the wind and snow breaks for roadways
- Naturally integrates into the environment
- Graffiti free
- All materials are 100 % recyclable
- Benefits the environment by absorbing large quantities of CO² which is a major factor in the global greenhouse effect.
- Aids in storm water run-off
- Photosynthesis, pollution filtration and soil stabilization all contribute to a healthy environment
The Living Wall - Sound Barrier with Soil Filling (patented) Height up to 3.50 m
2 sides of willow fences supported by a wooden box frame, geotextile, filled with mixed soil for sound attenuation purposes for residential, industrial, commercial and/or privacy applications.
$ 900.00 – 1500.00 / m depending on length, size, accessibility, soil condition etc. (fully installed including a water drip system) & shipping and handling of plant material.
Summer: From April to September, watering should be done twice daily for 1/2 hour. It is important to ensure that the soil is always moist. In the event of extreme temperatures, more frequent watering may be necessary
One trim per year at least is necessary. This should take place after the winter, at the time when frost is no longer expected. Each shoot should be trimmed back to a length of approximately 2-3 feet. You can trim the shoots back twice or even three times each year, however, after the end of July you should no longer trim The Living Wall.
At the beginning of the season (from May to early July) you can use sheep manure or a light fertilizer to supplement the soil.
These procedures will ensure healthy growth of The Living Wall
Solmar Development Corp. purchased the first Noise Barrier Living Wall constructed in Ontario. The Living Wall Noise Barrier was used in one of our subdivisions and we are very happy with the professionalism of the company and the quick and efficient manner of the construction of the Wall. We understand that the residents that purchased the homes that The Living Wall was installed were and are still very happy with this environmentally friendly product that adds in the co2 reduction, beautiful lush green wall, provides the necessary shade and the almost instant landscape growing to a green landscape in just 6 weeks. We would highly recommend for any use screening or for noise attenuation and will definitely be considering the Living Wall for Solmar's many upcoming communities which are centered on the model of sustainable living.
Maurizio Rogato Vice President of Land Development Solmar Development Corp.
The apartment building we constructed was right by an expressway so it required a sound attenuation barrier. We were extremely pleased to discover The LivingWall.
Besides having noise abatement properties it is also aesthetically appealing. Given that the willow plantings went up right next to a recreation area used by the tenants,
it provided a more attractive alternative to common concrete barriers. We were also impressed with the professionalism of The Living Wall staff and that the willow
hedge needs very little maintenance.
Mark Thompson, former Chair of Trellis Housing Initiatives
The Goldman Group retained the services of The Living Wall Inc. to install a 400 metre long Noise Attenuation Wall at 350 Danforth Road in Toronto, buffering their subdivision from the TIC bus depot. This Noise Attention Wall is the longest such wall that has been installed in North America. The Living Wall Inc. were extremely service orieted and reacted promprhly to any client requests on the project. The product was installed in a timely manner and the willows lining the Noise Attenuation Wall matured quickly into a lush green fence. It has been 2 years since The Living Wall Noise Attenuation fence was installed and the product continues to be a lush, green barrier shielding the subdivision from the noisy bus depot. The Goldman Group has continued to receive very positive feedback from the homeowners, and numerous other groups for this "Green" application.
Jeremy Alter, Director of Construction for The Goldman Group