There are a number of different piling methods used throughout the construction, civil-engineering and rail industries with varying noise levels.
Impact piling would generally create the highest levels of noise working at levels of over 100 dB(A) every time the hammer drops onto the pile. This noise is notoriously difficult to attenuate due to the power of the sound waves that are produced and research is constantly being done to investigate a way of effectively controlling this issue. With other methods of piling the majority of the noise is created by the rig itself and we have recommended various methods for effective noise control. The most efficient way of dealing with this noise element is by controlling the noise at source with bespoke enclosures manufactured to fit any particular rig which assist with attenuating the engine and general running noise. These are attached to the machine and then wrapped with the SOUNDEX® acoustic barriers which ensures that the mobility required is not impeded in any way. Further advice is available on controlling this noise issue which can be obtained by our sales team on 0844 901 6622.