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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.

  • What is Impact Insulation Class (IIC)?

    Introduction Floor soundproofing underlayments can help to structurally isolate the top layer of the floor from the rest of the components. This essentially ‘short circuits’ the sound and vibration, keeping it from passing through the completed assembly. These materials are used to build what is commonly referred to a ‘floating floor.’ Floor soundproofing underlayments can […] Read More »

  • Reduce Outdoor Noise with a Sound Blocking Fence

    Reduce Outdoor Noise

    As it gets warmer and people emerge from their winter hibernation into the summer sun, noise always becomes an issue. This is especially true when it comes to backyard noise in residential neighborhoods. To solve this problem, you can reduce outdoor noise with a sound blocking fence. The source of the noise can be cookouts, […] Read More »

  • Soundproofing a Waterfall

    Soundproofing a Waterfall

    When we hear ‘environmental noise control’, we tend to think of sound blocking barriers like soundproof walls or enclosures that are meant to keep sound from transmitting into unwanted areas. However, sometimes the noise control issue doesn’t require keeping noise from leaving one area and entering another, but keeping reverberation and noise levels down inside […] Read More »

  • The PrivacyShield® Outdoor Absorptive Soundproofing Blanket used for rooftop equipment enclosures at a school.

    How to Soundproof a Rooftop Ventilation System

    We recently received a question about how to soundproof a rooftop ventilation system. There is no stock solution, unfortunately. It’s impractical for any company to stock soundproofing enclosures for every piece of noisy equipment. The differences in ventilation requirements, size, and ease of access make this impossible. These soundproof enclosures can, however, be made custom […] Read More »

  • Internews - Sonex® Classic acoustical foam in Natural White installed direct to the ceiling to reduce echo.

    Interview Room Sound Transmission and Reverberation Issues

    From privacy to sound quality, sound and noise issues in an interview room are very important. Privacy issues arise when sound transfers between two spaces. Poor quality recordings are a result of echo and reverberation in the room. Below we’ll tell you how to effectively fight these soundproofing and noise control issues. Blocking Sound Transmission […] Read More »

  • Resilient Sound Isolation Clip (RSIC-1) Backer detail depicting the use of the RSIC-1 Backer Clip being used in conjunction with steel track, standard RSIC-1 clips, and resilient channel.

    2012 Olympics: A Study in Reducing Structure-Borne Noise

    Today marks the opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Preparations for this event spanned years and required an enormous amount of money, but a few of the structures built specially for the games still required some last-minute acoustical problem solving. Noise control issues are commonly overlooked in the design and construction of […] Read More »

  • Pearl Raw Bar installed AlphaSorb® Acoustic Panels direct to the ceiling to improve the room acoustics.

    Noisy Restaurants: Diners Notice, and it Can be Fixed

    I’m going to be honest…before coming to Acoustical Solutions, I paid very little attention to acoustics. I understood what soundproofing meant, but I had no idea there were so many products dedicated to manipulating the way sound behaves in a given space. Now that I have been in the industry for a while, constantly writing […] Read More »

  • Michigan Home Studio utilizing sound diffusers in a home studio.

    Studio Acoustics: Treat Recording and Live Rooms

    Introduction Studio acoustics is probably one of the most complicated subjects for any article covering acoustics. The reason for this is that there are so many different points to consider, such as: Room size and shape Need for sound isolation Dual purpose rooms requiring variable acoustics Personal preferences Budget constraints And on and on it […] Read More »