People often ask me how to improve soundproofing of an existing wall, how to increase sound resistance of a wall. Well, it depends on the assembly of the wall as is. In this article I will provide numerous examples.
Yes, you can soundproof your bedroom, but the effort for doing it depends on several factors.
There are many counselling service professionals (professional counsellors, therapists) that need speech privacy in their offices (examination rooms):
Mechanical noise is frequently a problem for condo owners and source of noise complaints. Recently I have received several requests from clients living in hi-rise condominium buildings complaining about “hum” or “vibration” mechanical noise in their apartments. The clients contacted me, after first dealing with the building management. They asked me to do a noise test. The management told them that the noise is not audible to them, or that the noise is “normal”. The clients ask me what level of mechanical noise is “normal”.
Many people look for solutions to soundproofing problems online, hoping to be able to resolve their problem themselves, without hiring an expert. This is often difficult, because there are may cases of misleading information published online by soundproofing product manufacturers, such as Green Glue. On the other hand, SilentFX provides good information.
Mike Holmes is one of Canada’s most respected contractors and TV personalities. He is known by the slogan “Make it right”. I am a fan of his, he really knows renovations and he describes his approach well in his book. He is not a soundproofing contractor, yet, he promotes soundproofing myths.
I have recently received several questions about noise in Toronto condos from condominium owners, or potential condo buyers. Here are some of the questions that I am quoting verbatim:
If you are building a new house or are doing a major renovation, this article is for you. With attention to details and with little additional cost, you can soundproof your house and build it to be quiet and pleasant. I will outline the main points to making your new house quiet and enjoyable.