Author Topic: Soundproofing against bass from passing boom cars  (Read 3821 times)

Rob35

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Soundproofing against bass from passing boom cars
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:07:02 PM »
I live on a neighborhood thoroughfare, traffic noise isn't a major problem but the cars with their booming bass is. During busy times every 15 minutes or so a passing car makes the walls shake. I know the only real solution is decoupling, but since we are talking about the whole house that just doesn't seem practical.

My question is, if I were to add another layer of drywall with green glue to all the exterior walls and possibly the ceilings would it help at all or would I just be wasting my money and time? My feeling is although it wouldn't block it out it may dampen it to the point where it won't be so irritating. Any thoughts on this or other ideas?

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Re: Soundproofing against bass from passing boom cars
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 06:10:05 PM »
Yes, you should see some reduction from green glue and drywall addition. I would suggest do 1 room and assess the results before you continuing on to the rest of the home.

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