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Noise Control - Walls, Floors and Ceilings

Index For Sound Proofing & Noise Control

Problem: Poured concrete wall does not provide adequate noise reduction

Cause: Holes or honeycomb penetrations in the structure and no seal at the foot of the drywall.

Solutions:

  • Seal all obvious fissures or holes with grout or plaster before finishing the wall.Seal the gap at the bottom of the drywall for extra security as shown in Figures 10a and 10b.

Poured-Concrete Wall Can Allow Sound Transmission

Figure 10a - Poured-Concrete Wall Can Allow Sound Transmission

Note 1: Open passage between base of drywall and concrete floor provides a noise transmission path.

Drywall And Sealant Covering A Poured-Concrete Wall

Figure 10b - Drywall And Sealant Covering A Poured-Concrete Wall

Note 2: Sealant blocks the transmission path for noise.

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