Sound Control

JLC Field Guide: Sound Control

Noise problems—be it a loud neighbor, road traffic or a nearby AC compressor—can ruin a client's experience of a new home. Several strategies, both for retrofit and new constructio, can help dampen noise in buildings.

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Sound Control Featured Articles

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Retrofit Sound Control

How remodelers can beef up residential wall, floor, and ceiling systems to create quiet spaces. More

Retrofit Soundproofing
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Retrofit Soundproofing

Practical solutions for quieting homes More

Soundproofing Outdoor Generators and Condensers
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Soundproofing Outdoor Generators and Condensers

Special mounts, acoustic blankets, and properly sized barriers are all part of the... More

Soundproofing A Band Room
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Soundproofing A Band Room

Using simple techniques and specialized products, you can block out even live rock... More

Sound Control Instruction

Condo Sound Control
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Condo Sound Control

Matt Risinger's latest video provides a concise and coherent description of six... More

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Soundproofing Drainpipes

Is there a way to dampen the sound of a PVC waste pipe, other than tearing out the plastic and installing cast iron? More

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Q&A: Sound-Control Batts

Q: Are sound-control batts any different from regular fiberglass batts? More

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Retrofit Sound Control

How remodelers can beef up residential wall, floor, and ceiling systems to create quiet spaces. More

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Sound-Studio Retrofit

How an old warehouse was transformed into a professional sound studio — using off-the-shelf materials and a good understanding of sound transmission. More

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