The Sound Advice Blog

Kevin McIver

  • Block Your Backyard Noise With a Noise Reduction Fence

    Block Your Backyard Noise With a Noise Reduction Fence

    Exterior noise and sound can be quite irritating, whether in a residential or commercial area.  Noise sources can come from neighboring homes, traffic noise, pool pumps, HVAC equipment, and nearby commercial spaces. If you cannot completely isolate the sound within an enclosure, insert a sound barrier into the direct path of the sound to block […] Read More »

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    Soundproofing a Window

    Quite often we get calls about soundproofing a window. Our customers have issues with sound from traffic & highway noise, neighbors, barking dogs, HVAC and other machinery, etc. coming into a residential or commercial space. Typically, the compliant is that sound is coming in through the existing windows. Soundproofing a window helps provide to reduce distracting […] Read More »

  • Old Mill Kennel

    Soundproofing a Dog Kennel

    Soundproofing a Dog Kennel has benefits for both humans and the dogs. It reduces ear fatigue for the humans and reduces stress for the dogs (which causes them to bark less). A typical dog kennel has painted block walls, an epoxy coated floor and a painted open truss metal ceiling. All these surfaces are used […] Read More »

  • Noise Reduction in Open Public Spaces

    My wife and I were sitting at the bar at one of our favorite brunch spots last Sunday. During our conversation, she turned to me and told me to stop shouting in her ear. This, of course, led to me speaking more softly in my normal speaking voice. She told me to stop joking around […] Read More »

  • Custom cut AlphaFlat® foam was painted on site to create a unique and creative look for this learning facility.

    Custom Acoustic Foam Ceiling For Kids With Learning Differences

    Acoustical Solutions Rep Kevin McIver recently worked with a private independent school that serves children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Kevin worked closely with the school’s contractors to design a custom acoustic foam ceiling created from Acoustical Solutions’ standard products. The room is a Physical Education Classroom that is always filled with a lot […] Read More »

  • Historic Rogers Building - AcoustiArt panels are used to reduce ambient noise in this historic facility.

    Can I Add Art to Acoustical Panels?

    At Acoustical Solutions, we get asked all the time if art or images can be printed onto our acoustical wall panels. The answer is yes! The Products Last year we introduced our AcoustiArt Panels, followed by our AcoustiDesign Panels and AcoustiWall Stretch System. These sound absorbing acoustical products are printed and wrapped with acoustically transparent […] Read More »

  • King Family Vineyard - Vineyard Event room using PolyPhon™ ceiling panels to reduce noise during events.

    Acoustical Treatment in Wineries

    Soundproofing and noise control are an important but often overlooked aspects of facility management. This is especially true in wineries where excess noise can destroy the laid-back ambiance. We’ve treated spaces in wineries ranging from tasting rooms to large event halls and restaurants. Each time we get the same response: “Why didn’t we do this […] Read More »