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The Basics

The Voluntary Residential Sound Insulation Program will be offered to all eligible residential properties located within the 65+ DNL 2020 noise contour, and adjacent areas identified in the ROD.  These properties located within the City of Warwick are primarily to the north, east and south of the airport.   RIAC will provide the architects, engineers, acoustical specialists, contractors and the materials and labor to assess the level of eligibility and then complete the necessary sound insulation improvements.

Acoustical treatments may include door and window upgrades, as well as improvements to some existing wall and ceiling assemblies. Air cooling, to permit year round enjoyment of the sound insulation upgrades, is also offered by the program.   The work of this FAA-sponsored program is, however, limited to improvements which reduce aircraft noise levels in the home. The available improvements range from general weather-stripping and sealing of your home, to new ventilation systems and the installation of special acoustical products. The options for your home will be determined after you sign up for the program and the specialists visit your home. Structural repairs, deferred maintenance items, home renovation work, or weatherization needs which are not directly related to noise reduction are not eligible under federal guidelines.