With few exceptions, land for residential development continually increases in cost. This means that builders and developers have to pack more homes into ever decreasing space.
With higher density, sound proofing and noise control between residential units becomes more critical and many home designers and architects do not implement all of the sound control techniques that are available.
This applies equally to single occupancy homes, as space between properties can be limited, and to multi-unit dwellings, where occupants may be subjected to noise from adjoining units.
To gain sound proofing and noise control within a residence it is necessary to exceed municipal and national building codes and use "good construction practices".
Additional information on sound proofing and noise control
- Loud Music
- Reducing Attic Floor Noise
- Slamming Door Sounds Like Bomb
- Efficient Sound Insulation For Walls
- Sound Proofing For Residential Dwellings
- Sound Proofing