Author Topic: Best wall construction to limit base intrusion from scratch?  (Read 2864 times)

Ron

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Best wall construction to limit base intrusion from scratch?
« on: January 21, 2002, 07:55:17 PM »
I live in a college town and "heavy base" is a daliy occurance.
If you could build the perfect wall to keep all base frequencies out...defining it like building a sandwich,what would each level, starting with exterior siding be comprised of? Please including prefered spacing as well?
Also...I read on a Canadian site, that 150 mm's. of poured concrete for walls is a great place to start...do you concur? Do you carry the type of doors and windows I will need for this project as well?

rik

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Re: Best wall construction to limit base intrusion from scratch?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2002, 04:43:18 AM »
I can relate.  The best walls for this sort
of bass pollution is several layers of heavy paneling  *in the car*.
:)  seriously, there's no reason for that
nonsense if they just seal and damp their car.
Unless their ~intention~ is to pollute, in which
case they should be ticketed.

As for your dwelling, (noting that you didn't
specify what "limiting" of bass means to you)
the "perfect" solution is to acoustically isolate
the entire dwelling by first lifting the
structure, trenching out a perimeter and beneath,
and resetting your house on several ft of fiberglass; then fortress the entire house,
roof included, with several feet or more of
concrete, and re-siding your house with
decorative fiberglass paneling.  There should be
no windows- Fresh air should be tubed in from
a quiet part of town. ;)
If that seems like a lot of work, then I'd suggest
at least moving away from the main cruising drags,
so that there are several houses in between.
Since bass at 120dB shakes the entire structure
from the ground up, it's hard to recommend any
"wall" that will do justice. However you might be
able to isolate individual rooms, using the
room-within-a-room principle:  floated floor, separately framed inside walls (double-wall),
resilient-channel-hung ceiling, double-windows
(rather than double-glazed), double doors --
all sealed tightly around.  This is how one
"limits" drag strip bass pollution.  yay.  
-rik



cerwin

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Re: Best wall construction to limit base intrusion from scratch?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2002, 02:19:45 AM »

.....
filled concrete block wall, 2 of them with at least 1 ft airspace. On inside, 2 double layered double walls....This can only be done on a concrete foundation....
what is the bass problem (kick drums, dance music etc....
: I can relate.  The best walls for this sort
: of bass pollution is several layers of heavy paneling  *in the car*.
: :)  seriously, there's no reason for that
: nonsense if they just seal and damp their car.
: Unless their ~intention~ is to pollute, in which
: case they should be ticketed.
:
: As for your dwelling, (noting that you didn't
: specify what "limiting" of bass means to you)
: the "perfect" solution is to acoustically isolate
: the entire dwelling by first lifting the
: structure, trenching out a perimeter and beneath,
: and resetting your house on several ft of fiberglass; then fortress the entire house,
: roof included, with several feet or more of
: concrete, and re-siding your house with
: decorative fiberglass paneling.  There should be
: no windows- Fresh air should be tubed in from
: a quiet part of town. ;)
: If that seems like a lot of work, then I'd suggest
: at least moving away from the main cruising drags,
: so that there are several houses in between.
: Since bass at 120dB shakes the entire structure
: from the ground up, it's hard to recommend any
: "wall" that will do justice. However you might be
: able to isolate individual rooms, using the
: room-within-a-room principle:  floated floor, separately framed inside walls (double-wall),
: resilient-channel-hung ceiling, double-windows
: (rather than double-glazed), double doors --
: all sealed tightly around.  This is how one
: "limits" drag strip bass pollution.  yay.  
: -rik