Author Topic: Loud sounds from trucks on bridge enter entire house  (Read 2339 times)

Aquabug222

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Loud sounds from trucks on bridge enter entire house
« on: December 16, 2014, 12:42:27 PM »
Hello,

My house is located approximately 300 feet from a bridge that has a high volume of traffic.
When a truck passes by it produces a loud low frequency sound throughout the entire house.
This sound is loud enough to disturb sleep even with a white noise generator and a fan turned on high.
The sound is clearly coming through the walls (in addition to the windows).

I have spent a lot of time researching this and have come up with 2 options:

1. Sell our place and move somewhere quieter.
2. Tear down the drywall, add in sound deadening insulation, then replace with 2 new layers of drywall with a layer of green glue in between them.

Does anybody have any idea of how well that might work? I understand that it would not eliminate the noise but could I expect to not be able to hear it with a light fan turned on?

Right now I am just trying to figure out if it is worth the effort to try this approach in one bedroom or just move on.

I would greatly appreciate any advice at this point!

Thank you!




Randy S

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Re: Loud sounds from trucks on bridge enter entire house
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 04:24:19 PM »
Aquabug222,

You would get far better results by using clip and channel to hang the double layer drywall with green glue and you must install and second operable window or use our magnaseal system for addressing the window problems...the wall work will be in vein if you dont get the windows up to par...
the gap between the 2 windows must be at least 2" or greater.

http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/SSP-Clips-1/productinfo/09-IS/

http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/Kit-Magnetseal-Magnetic-Tape-L-Framing-Trim-White/productinfo/09-1100-MAG-L/

feel free to contact me direct to discuss any particulars.

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