For new build or remodel of your common walls, to isolate on rooms noise from the next, a popular building technique is a “staggered stud” wall assembly. The floor plate is 6″ wide, but the vertical studs are standard 2x4s, which allows the builder to alternate their installation as shown here. The concept is to disconnect the rooms by formatting the studs so they alternative but not connect the rooms together. This will force the collapse of the vibration, much like cutting a string pulled tight between two coffee cans. The dB-Bloc barrier membrane then decouples the vibration with density, and the wall upgrades to luxury grade STC ratings on average of 55-60 or greater. Results will vary based on leakage. For more information on building your staggered stud common wall, call NetWell Noise Control at 1-800-638-9355.
Free Room Analysis
Our popular Room Analysis is complimentary. This innovative tool is designed to define the framework for your acoustical treatment and quote your project.
The key to the success of your soundproofing treatment lies with getting the coverage amounts right. Our goal is to safe guard against under treating your space, and conceding sound values back. Please submit the information below. We will report back with the results of your Room Analysis, and quote your project. Questions first? Call 1-800-638-9355.