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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing your single family home from traffic noise and neighbors. => Topic started by: austtam on August 16, 2019, 05:40:06 PM

Title: soundproofing connected walls with neighbors
Post by: austtam on August 16, 2019, 05:40:06 PM
Hi All,

Wondering if I can get some input on reducing sound transmission. I live in an area where single family homes are connected. We don't technically share walls with adjacent neighbors, but the houses are basically touching if that makes sense. We're renovating at the moment and I'd like to limit as much noise transfer as I can from my neighbors in our open living room/dining room/kitchen area (on the second floor with garage directly underneath). We don't have the budget to treat every surface throughout the house (ceilings and floors).

This is what I'm working with:
(https://i.imgur.com/xDqnq42.jpg)
I'm planning on treating the walls marked in red with rsic clips, hat channels, rockwool safe & sound, double dry wall and green glue. 
-Is it worth going the extra mile with the rsic-clips knowing that there'll be flanking noise through the untreated ceiling and floor?
-I've read that rockwool safe & sound is not measurably better than standard fiberglass insulation. Should I not bother with this either?

Thanks in advance for the input.