Soundproofing Articles

Soundproofing tip: floor-to-wall transition

How to properly transition from a floor to a wall while maintaining soundproofing performance. The use of Soundproofing Floor Underlayment, Acoustical Sealant, Acoustical Backrod, Green Glue Soundproofing Compound and Sound Isolation Clips are required in this assembly diagram. Don’t forget Putty Pads for the outlets. All penetrations need to be sealed for maximum results.

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Living near traffic noise could make it harder to get pregnant

An analysis of 65,000 women living in Denmark found that living near noisy roads could make it harder to get pregnant, accourding to this news article from The New Scientist. The research team found that for every 10 decibels of extra traffic noise around a woman’s home, there was a 5 to 8 per cent…

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Living close to a major roadway could increase dementia risk, study says

Living close to a major roadway could increase your likelihood of developing dementia according to a new study cited by CNN in this article. Researchers found that people living within 50 meters (164 feet) of a noisy road had a 7% greater risk of developing dementia. The level of risk decreases proportionally, they say, with…

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You cannot ignore all that road noise: It could shorten your life

A study cited in this news article by the L.A. Times suggests that living with road noise can shorten your life. One of the ways the L.A. Times article suggests to minimize the effects of road noise on your health is to muffle the noise: “Muffle the sound at home. Consider whether freeway noise might…

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Should I use soundproof drywall or build my own?

Whether to use packaged soundproof drywall, also known as pre-damped drywall, is a great question. With “soundproof” drywall available at big box stores and drywall distributors, anyone would be nuts to not at least consider these products. In fact, this topic was brought up here: AVS Forum Discussion First, let’s consider that any pre-damped drywall…

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Is Resilient Channel Appropriate for Sound Isolation?

I wouldn’t and don’t spec resilient channel. The fact is there is no single standard for its construction. Some is 20 gauge, some 25, some in between. Some are slotted for flex, some are solid, some have holes. The design of the channel is not standardized. Not something we can count on. Also, it is…

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