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The Sound Advice Blog

Sound Blocking

This is what people usually mean when they use the term ‘soundproofing’. If you are trying to stop the transmission of sound from one area to another, you need sound blocking materials.

  • Green Glue Damping Compound – 28 oz. Tubes

    Green Glue Soundproofing

    Green Glue Soundproofing products provide economical solutions for reducing sound transmission in commercial, residential and industrial applications. It can be used in wall, floor and ceiling assemblies. When applied, the damping compound, sound sealant, isolation clips and joist tape assist to diminish the amount of sound and noise being passed from room to room. These […] Read More »

  • ClearSonic IsoPac MegaPac (Drums not included)

    ClearSonic

    ClearSonic products help captivate and control sound for musical instruments and vocals both on stage or in the studio. Drum shield panels are used to block the direct path of sound by providing separation between instruments. The IsoPacs, available in an array of configurations, provide isolation for drums, guitars amps, brass and woodwind instruments or […] Read More »

  • Mason Industries Isolation Washer Bushing Detail (Steel to Steel)

    Vibration Control

    Vibration Control and Isolation requires the use of various methods and materials to interrupt the movement of a structural sound wave. These products may be made of rubber, neoprene and other compounds or may contain mechanical methods of isolation. Applying metal damping products like Antivibe® or Vibstop will keep metal machinery or housings from ringing […] Read More »

  • PrivacyShield® Speech Privacy Without the Noise!

    PrivacyShield® Soundproofing for Speech Privacy

    PrivacyShield® soundproofing for speech privacy uses materials specifically designed to use in existing suspended ceiling grids along with a window seal kit. The PrivacyShield® series of products puts a sound barrier in place between you and the noise source, eliminating the need for sound masking. This allows you to carry out your conversations without having […] Read More »

  • Soundproofing a Garage - Four 30' Rolls of barrier ready to install.

    Mass Loaded Vinyl

    Mass loaded vinyl helps create sound blocking assemblies to reduce airborne sound transmission for new or retrofit applications. These barriers are as heavy as lead but use no lead fillers. Dense, yet flexible, mass loaded vinyl improves sound transmission loss (STC) without losing valuable space. Use this product in both new or retrofit soundproofing construction. […] Read More »

  • Eagle Gun Range used Polysorpt® Acoustic Panels for their indoor gun range.

    Soundproofing a Gun Range

    The biggest clue that soundproofing a gun range is important is the fact that patrons must wear ear protection! The sound of gunshots can cause hearing damage due to the high decibel levels produced in these facilities. Also, even in an environment where you expect to hear gun fire, the loud sound can be startling. […] Read More »

  • Sonex® Pyramid Acoustic Foam by Pinta Acoustic, Inc. - Industrial Application

    Soundproofing Industrial Noise

    Soundproofing industrial noise will help reduce occupational exposure to high sound levels to create a productive and safe working environment. Noise is a huge concern in factories and industrial facilities. It can create hazards in the workplace and affect your health. Industrial Facilities often need to meet specific noise level requirements as outlined by OSHA […] Read More »

  • PrivacyShield® Noise Insulation Class (NIC)

    How to soundproof an office for speech privacy

    The Problem: Typically, the budget is the biggest concern when building offices, conference rooms, and patient exam rooms.  Because of this, they do not provide speech privacy. Keeping sensitive information and conversations private requires a construction assembly intentionally designed to block sound from one space to another. Human Resource issues require discussions to be private.  […] Read More »

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    Soundproofing a Wall

    Problem: Sound or noise is either entering or leaving my room. Solution: Decouple & Strengthen the structure to prevent sound leakage. Blocking sound transmission requires materials that are mass loaded, dense and/or resilient. You would use these materials in the construction assembly of a wall, floor or ceiling. You can achieve your sound blocking goals […] Read More »

  • Iso-Step® Floor Underlayment - Roll out and lay the Iso-Step into the adhesive bond.

    Soundproofing a Floor

    Soundproofing a floor requires addressing the issue of impact noise. Impact noise is a structure borne sound created when two objects collide. This impact energy creates vibrations that resonate through the materials in the structure. Most people think of this as “neighbor noise” from someone walking on the floor above or other activities.  Utilize an acoustic […] Read More »