Conducting a QUIET Audit
Before we can help you make your walls sound proof, please conduct the following audit.
To effectively and efficiently counsel you on the optimal solution to your noise problem, please consider conducting the following Q.U.I.E.T. audit on your project.
Quantify: Consider the room or rooms you would like to add soundproofing to. Measure the length and height of the walls to be treated.
Understand: Some projects may require the removal of the existing wall structure. An understanding of your comfort level with reconstruction will help us recommend a solution.
Itemize: To provide the best solution, we need to understand what you have now. Determine if the wall has been insulated, measure the thickness of the sheetrock, plaster, paneling or other wall covering.
Expectations: Set your aesthetic expectations. How important is the final appearance? Are you looking for a finished product to cover your wall or a more utilitarian solution?
Talk: Our recommended course of action will be determined by the type of noise problem you face (airborne or structural) in combination with the answers to the Q.U.I.E.T audit.
Below are some standard assemblies used in residential and commercial spaces. Your specific needs and the results you require will determine what assembly is right for you.
Good Soundproof Assembly: STC 51-54
Better Soundproof Assembly: STC 55-57
Best Soundproof Assembly: STC 60+