Author Topic: sound proofing common wall  (Read 8114 times)

heidi boone

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sound proofing common wall
« on: April 18, 2003, 07:22:05 PM »
i have a huge problem with sound coming from a neighbor's bedroom...we share a common wall.  maintenance "fixed" the problem by filling the wall with insulation but it appears to have done nothing to help the problem. any suggestions?


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Re: Soundproofing common wall
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2003, 10:13:45 PM »

Common fiberglass insulation actually transmits sound through it's fibers. There is a material called Mass Loaded  vinyl or (MLV) that would be stapled directly to your existing drywall, you would butt the seams together, and caulk both the seams and all the way around the perimeter of this material. We would then suggest that you layer over this vinyl with another layer of 5/8" fire code drywall. You'd then simply tape, mud, and  paint the new drywall, and this project would be complete.
Heidi, this is not Rocket Science, as my boss tells me on a daily basis. These are relatively simple tasks that can be performed by the do it yourselfer. I sure hope this answers your question. Congratulations on being our first poster on the new Soundproofing Forum.

Yeahhhh Heidi!!

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