3 Steps to a Soundproof Wall

Drywall contractors of a certain age and ilk, when asked about the best soundproofing techniques for deadening noise bleed through a common wall, will most likely respond with the age old, go-to, and ultimately incorrect answer: to stuff or blow batting insulation between the studs in the wall.   To them, they consider the wall soundproofed….

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Solving Gym Noise

Gymnasium’s are typically oversized shoe-box shaped rooms defined by hard reflective ceilings, floors and walls.   The result is a less than user-friendly space, as echoes carry throughout the room causing spikes in decibel levels and blurred sound signals that ruin the space and it’s ability to host functions.   The answer?   Slow the echoes down, and…

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Blocking Common Wall Noise

The studs in your wall are the equal to a string pulled tight between two coffee cans.   Vibrations will carry through the studs to the adjoining room and deliver air born noise.  To properly combat sound bleed through your wall, you have two goals.  First, add density to the wall, this will impede vibration.  Much…

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Do Sound Panels Block Noise?

One of the most mis-understood aspects of the soundproofing business is clients that call asking for sound panel treatments to help block noise bleeding from one room to the next.   The reality is, sound panels do not block noise.   Sound panels absorb echoes.   Sound panels will produce lower background noise within the same room the…

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Soundproofing Basement Walls

The outer walls in most basements will be concrete block or poured cement.   The inner walls defining the rooms in a basement will be wooden stick frame.   Four walls, two concrete, two wood frame is the standard starting point for a client attempting to hold noise to within a room in the basement.  The room…

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How Expensive is Soundproofing?

The answer to this is dependent on the size of your room.   The larger the space, the more square footage of product will be needed in order to trigger the sound values you are after.   We are careful to not under treat the space and force a decay in your results.  A simple Room Analysis…

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Why Batting Insulation Isn’t Effective

Stuffing your walls full of batting insulation may help isolate room temperature, but the treatment does nothing to block noise from bleeding from room to room.   Much like a pile of sponges can’t block flooding water, you need sandbags, the same holds true with block noise.   You need density, and fiberglass batting insulation stuffed between…

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Better Than Soundproof Drywall

The key to combating sound bleed through a common wall or ceiling/floor assembly is to break the connection points and line the common assembly with more density.   The disconnection comes in the form of a channel system that can be anchored to an existing, finished wall.  This is like snipping the string pulled tight between…

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