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Soundproofing Consultation

 

 

Soundproofing Consultation

 

We are here to help with any question you may have about our products, installation and general questions.

We have also written detailed and extensive articles on how to soundproof new construction and existing structures. If you still need help with designing a soundproofing plan for your project or for your condo etc you can call and request a phone consultation with one of our soundproofing experts.

The fee for a phone consultation is 

$35.00 for 15 Minutes.

You can send in drawings and emails before the consultation to maximise your phone time.

To schedule a consultation please call 845-388-1200 extension 103. Or email rachel@tmsoundproofing.com

We look forward to helping you achieve the best possible results for your sound control project.

Customers Questions and Answers

1) Kathleen: My contractor wants to attach the 2nd stud wall directly to the current studs instead of using the staggering effect. I'm unsure about this. Should he do this and if so, how? Thank you.

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Hi Kathleen, You will have much better results if the 2 studs are not attached to each other. This can be done by framing a new wall 1" in front of the existing one or by using specialty sound clips like these http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/TMS-Silent-Clips-A48R.html

2) Jacob S: Hello, I am doing a remodel with a finished basement. The main level has squeaky wood floors; you can hear every step especially with hard soled shoes. I would like to mitigate this problem. At the moment the basement ceilings are open to the joists. One consideration is that I wish to preserve as much height as possible since the ceilings are low at around 7'. What are your recommendations? Thank you.

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Hi Jacob. IFiberglass insulation , 2 layers of half inch drywall with Green Glue in between them.

3) Ted: I can hear snoring, the TV, and talking from my downstairs neighbor (condo). He has the same problem with noises coming from us. The contractor suggested installing MLV (1) in his ceiling or (2) under my floor. If we do (1), would it help both of us? Same question for (1). Thank you!!!

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Hi Ted, Yes it would help. If you will be working wit your ceiling you are better off adding a 2nd layer of drywall with the Green Glure damping compound in between (make sure there is insulation in the ceiling as well).

4) Jesse J: Using the whisper clips and hat channels, how do we handle the door frame? The frame sticks out to allow the door jam to come out flush with 2 layers of drywall (with green glue) on top of the hat channels. Then drywall would be touching the door frame, is that ok? can we put the acoustic sealant on the door frame 1st so its between drywall and door frame? basically how do handle around the door, thanks!

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Hi Jesse. You would use what is called an "extension jamb" for the doorway to meet the additional width of the wall. Any decent trimmer can help you with that. Usually there is a slight gap between the drywall and door jamb and yes you should fill that with acoustical caulk. No big deal if touches here or there although you are better off with the small gap.

5) Howard S: What would be best to eliminate road noise, We live in townhouse and our bedroom is about 25 yards from a main street. The room has 2 windows on and Is on the side wall and the main wall needs some soundproofing. What would recommend? My wife has sleeping problems

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Please see this how to soundproof existing walls and ceiling article.

6) Angie: My neighbor floors constantly creek when is walks upstairs condo, he's very heavy, has a child that constantly runs over top of our heads what can we do? Thank you!

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

If he is willing to put down carpet you can use a special sound control underlayment.

7) Jerry: What do you suggest for stopping noise coming through a common wall in a condo?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Another layer of drywall with Green Glue damping compound. See this article

8) Jerry: Thank you for the response. Your email refers to an article--"see this article". However, there is no link to the article.

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Sorry about that. Here it is https://www.tmsoundproofing.com/soundproofing-existing-rooms-walls-ceilings.html

9) Kenn D: building walls between sleeping rooms am I better off designing them with staggered studs and 2X6 plates or build a thinner wall with one inch space between?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: A thinner wall with 1 inch space in between.

10) Rudy B: building two story apartments. we have trusses and decking already down on second level. We are using channel on sheet rock where needed and foam on walls, and fiberglass between floors. The question is should we use green glue on the decking already down on second level and then put another layer of decking down on it? Would it help?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Hi Rudy. Yes that would help a lot for both airborne and footfall noise. Your other choice would be to add the Green Glue and another layer of drywall onto the channels below. However the floor is a better first choice as there are less cut outs and it absorbs some foot fall as well.