Category Archives: Educational

Resilient Channel Versus Sound Isolation Clips

The two most common methods of increasing a wall or ceiling partition's ability to block sound is with the use of resilient channel, or resilient sound isolation clips. The purpose of these products is to decouple the drywall from the structural members, (studs and joists), thus interrupting the sound path to the adjoining space. While…
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The ABC’s of Acoustics

Acoustics Doesn't Have To Be Complicated! For most folks, trying to solve noise problems can be a bit like herding wild cats, but by knowing a few basic laws of acoustics, the path can become a lot clearer. What you need to know is that there are three and only three ways to control noise;…
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Choosing The Best Sound Control Floor Underlayment

The purpose of a sound control floor underlayment is to decouple the finished floor surface from the sub-floor and ceiling assembly below, thus disrupting the path of structure borne noise, typically footfall.   Choosing the best sound control floor underlayment will depend on the type of flooring, the construction of the floor and ceiling assembly,…
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Room Echo – How Do I Fix It?

Room echo is what most people think of when referring to acoustic reverberation, and is a noise problem we've all encountered at one time or another. What Is Room Echo? Think about when you move into a new house and what it sounds like before you add things like drapes, carpeting, and furniture. Instead of…
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What is soundproofing?

Soundproofing is the term most people think of when dealing with noise issues. Soundproofing, or sound blocking,  is designed to increase the amount of acoustic isolation between a given space and the outside environment. You can't hear them, they can't hear you." When soundproofing a space, you must first eliminate any air penetrations. A material…
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