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Dave

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Soundproofing concrete block wall at office
« on: March 21, 2003, 05:22:43 PM »
My office shares a concrete block wall with the office breakroom. Noise transmission both ways is an issue (keeping private meetings private etc.)
What would be the best, reasonably economical way to approach problem??
There is space within room to construct a new interior wall. We are considering a 6" wall with staggered 4" studs, covered with a double layer of wall board.
- Should this wall be placed directly against the existing concrete block wall?
- Is there a way to treat this concrete surface before new wall is constructed?
- Should new wall be left hollow or filled with an insulation product?
Thanks for any help,
Dave



boborther

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Re: Soundproofing concrete block wall at office
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2003, 09:32:43 PM »
: My office shares a concrete block wall with the office breakroom. Noise transmission both ways is an issue (keeping private meetings private etc.)
: What would be the best, reasonably economical way to approach problem??
: There is space within room to construct a new interior wall. We are considering a 6" wall with staggered 4" studs, covered with a double layer of wall board.
: - Should this wall be placed directly against the existing concrete block wall?
: - Is there a way to treat this concrete surface before new wall is constructed?
: - Should new wall be left hollow or filled with an insulation product?
: Thanks for any help,
: Dave


Dave,
First, you'll  need to make sure that the blocks are indeed concrete, and not cinder block. Cinder block is very porous, and allows sounds to bleed through them. Concrete is generally a good soundproofer. You have a few options other than building another free standing wall. You could adhere "Mass Loaded Vinyl" (MLV) to your concrete wall using contact cement, and then overlay the (MLV) with a layer of 5/8" fire code drywall. You will need to caulk all of the seams of the vinyl, and also around the perimeter of it, prior to applying the layer of drywall. On the website there are many more options and ideas for soundproofing an office space. See the link below. Thanks Dave.

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