US demand for outdoor noise barriers is projected to reach 9.5 million square feet in 2019 on annual growth of 3.7 percent. Advances will come from the efforts of state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to reduce the effects of traffic noise on residential areas by installing barriers along highways.
Concrete Products Dominate the Market
Products covered by the study include:
Concrete -- including precast concrete wall panels, concrete masonry units, and formed in place
Plastic & Other Materials
Concrete products -- primarily precast wall units -- accounted for the overwhelming majority of outdoor noise barrier demand in 2014 and will continue to do so through 2019. Concrete products are specified because of their sound-deadening properties, long product lifespan, and resistant to damage caused by vehicle crashes and exposure to the elements.
Highways Will Remain Leading Market
Markets analyzed in this study include:
The vast majority of outdoor noise barriers are installed along highways, primarily those located in urban or suburban areas. The reduction of traffic noise greatly improves the quality of life for homeowners and can improve property values.
Highly Fragmented Industry
The US outdoor noise barrier industry primarily consists of manufacturers of precast concrete components that offer noise barriers as one of many transportation construction products provided to state DOTs. However, some larger suppliers operate on a national or regional basis. These companies include Coreslab, Cretex Companies, Faddis Concrete Products, Oldcastle Precast, Proudfoot, Smith-Midland, SoundZero, Speed Fab-Crete, Valmont Composite Structures, and Wieser Concrete Products.
Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US outdoor noise barrier market including key trends in product usage and regional market analysis. Historical data are provided for 2004, 2009, and 2014 with forecasts for 2019 and 2024 with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Demand is broken out by US region and sub-region. Data are provided in both thousand square feet and million dollars. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.