Author Topic: Soundproofing for outside of a hotel  (Read 3769 times)

Karyn

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Soundproofing for outside of a hotel
« on: June 11, 2007, 10:09:25 AM »
Here's a tricky one, so any ideas are very welcome.  We have a 3 story high, but small sized hotel in Turkey and a facility for the mentally handicapped has just opened in the building behind us, that was formerly another hotel.  It was not originally designed to be such a facility and so is not very well equiped.  The outside courtyard area of the other hotel has marble for the ground surface and the building has concrete walls  - great sound amplifiers! Or guests are now making complaints about the noise coming from the handicapped people early in the monring and late at night and I was wondering if their were any suggestions of soundproofing methods or materials we could install foe example, some kind of wall, that would help alliviate the sound.

Thankyou!

bjnash

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Re: Soundproofing for outside of a hotel
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 04:25:32 PM »
Here's a tricky one, so any ideas are very welcome.  We have a 3 story high, but small sized hotel in Turkey and a facility for the mentally handicapped has just opened in the building behind us, that was formerly another hotel.  It was not originally designed to be such a facility and so is not very well equiped.  The outside courtyard area of the other hotel has marble for the ground surface and the building has concrete walls  - great sound amplifiers! Or guests are now making complaints about the noise coming from the handicapped people early in the monring and late at night and I was wondering if their were any suggestions of soundproofing methods or materials we could install foe example, some kind of wall, that would help alliviate the sound.

Thankyou!

Your problem is probably the windows as I doubt a 3 storey high sound control wall is going to be practical.
Sart with the windows closest to the noise- you maty find that the lower windows are the culprit and the ones located higher up may be OK.  For your options for this project go to:
http://www.soundproofing.org/options_sound_control_for_windows.htm

Our soundproofing materials are bulky and sometimes heavy, precluding shipping internationally, except in container loads.

Your best bet is to buy the book "Quieting in The Home" which covers many aspects of sound control and get the "Sample Kit" with it.  This will allow you to study the practical aspects of soundproofing and using the samples, you may be able to find similar local materials.

Go to
http://www.soundproofing.org/sales/samplekit.htm to see how to order.




BJ Nash - Senior Soundproofing Technical Specialist
Super Soundproofing Co
www.soundproofing.org
888-942-7723

johnbergstromslc

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Re: Soundproofing for outside of a hotel
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 11:04:15 PM »
Yep, I agree.  If your hotel is also built with concrete, then the windows are 99% of your noise problem.  Spend money upgrading the windows, to double-glazed laminated glass units if you can afford it.  Check the walls for cracks, gaps and penetrations that need to be sealed up, and make sure they do a quality installation job on the new windows, too.