Soundproof Your Wall against Unwanted Noise
If you’re going to solve your noise problems coming through the walls, you’ll have to go beyond Building Code.
Ideally, when trying to reduce sound it is very advantageous to apply the soundproofing materials on the noise-producing side of the wall. In a re-model, if your neighbor is the noisy one, you’ll have to treat your side.
Commercial steel stud walls can easily be upgraded, as between a salon and spin class in a strip mall. Standard drywall and insulation is used to contain costs.
SPC Solution 3 and Solution 2 have significantly better low frequency (bass) isolation. This makes them advantageous if music or sound systems are involved. Let’s take a look at each of these soundproofing solutions more closely.