Author Topic: Soundproofing a concrete wall.  (Read 3847 times)

maverik

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Soundproofing a concrete wall.
« on: August 12, 2005, 04:33:56 PM »
Hi,
I'm shortly moving into student housing at my university. Its appartment style, with 6 units forming a "quad" that shares kitchen, bathroom, etc.

There is good soundproofing in the form of concrete walls between these units. However, there tends to be very poor soundproofing (despite the walls still being concrete) on the wall that you share with the next quad over.

I am looking for some way to reduce the amount of sound passing through this concrete wall. It needs to be fairly temporary (though some damage to existing is ok) and fairly cheap.

One thing I'm particularly interesting in damping is vibrations from a subwoofer. That might be as simple as simply putting a mat under it though.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

supersoundproofing

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Re: Soundproofing a concrete wall.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005, 09:24:42 PM »
The cheapest way to do this is with concrete board like "Duroc" from the hardware store.  Fur it out from the concrete wall with padding tape, fur again with more tape and put a layer of Sheetrock over it, tape off and paint for a finished wall!

Use the padding tape shown in http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/Tape.htm


BJ Nash