Soundproofing Walls against Unwanted Noise
When soundproofing walls, if you’re going to solve your noise problems, you will have to go beyond the 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 closer look at each of these solutions for soundproofing walls.