Let’s try to keep it quiet! Comments and Sound Ideas on SoundProofing your home or business

September 19, 2019

It has been awhile…..

It’s been a while since we last blogged and were glad to be back!

By now you are sure to have seen our updated website clear and concise and by now you are aware of our popular You tube channel. Additionally we have added lots of new products so browse around and take a look. One particular product which i am very excited to bring to your attention is the LED surface mounted lights. Soundproofing ceilings always had to compromise when we wanted to install recessed lights as those would be cutting a hole right thru the soundproofing. Not anymore! With these lights you get a similar, and some may say nicer, look than a recessed light without compromising the soundproofing. Why is that? Because these are installed using a simple junction box, also known as a “J box” which can be wrapped in an acoustical putty pad, additionally you do not need to cut more than a hole for the wires to go in and out while the light itself is fastened to the surface of the finished soundproofed ceiling.

January 5, 2016

Looking Back on the 13th Anniversary of The Station Fire

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 7:16 am

the stationThe Station nightclub fire killed 100 people and injured 230 people. The fire was caused by a combination of subpar soundproofing materials and illegal pyrotechnics at a show. Now, 13 years after the fire, survivors and their families gathered at the club lot to remember the tragedy.

Survivors, their families and those who lost loved ones want to see a permanent memorial at the site. The 2003 fire destroyed many lives, and they believe a memorial is important. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation has been raising money to make this dream a reality. Although they are still far from their goal of $2 million, the foundation is already planning the construction process. (more…)

March 25, 2015

Should the Federal Government Drop the Jet Noise Level for Soundproofing?

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 7:26 am

jet planeResidents living near the far northwest side of O’Hare Airport in Chicago may have some relief from noise on the way — eventually. Locals living along the east-west runways that were opened within the last few years have had to deal with high noise levels that made it difficult for them to spend time in their yards, watch television, and even sleep at night.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been conducting a study on the increased noise following complaints by residents over the past 2 1/2 years. The study is expected to be completed in 2016 and following completion, residents may be eligible for soundproofing (more…)

January 22, 2015

NY Residents Aren’t Thrilled about a Potential Noisemaker

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 7:01 am

noiseResidents living along New York City’s Wall Street have been up in arms over a proposal that would bring in revenue, but increase the noise level and traffic levels exponentially. The entertainment establishment Latitude 360 has announced plans to occupy the 101-year-old J.P. Morgan building located at 23 Wall Street. The building is a landmark and sits directly across from the site where George Washington was sworn in as the U.S.A.’s first President, but it has sat vacant since 2006.

Latitude 260 proposes creating a destination venue in the 100,000 square foot building that will include a movie theater, bowling alley, bar with dance floor, an arcade, a performance theater, a sports theater, and a cigar lounge. (more…)

December 3, 2014

When Airport Soundproofing Systems Fail

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 7:29 am

sound4A Chicago family is still angry over a runway expansion at nearby O’Hare Airport. The Mulcrone family were flabbergasted when the new runway brought hundreds of jets over their Jefferson Park home, rattling windows and making sleep and normal conversation almost impossible.

After scrimping and saving their money for several years to renovate their home, that money had to be put to a different use. The family hired a Chicago area soundproofing company to add extra glass to the windows of the children’s bedrooms and the living room, a second drywall layer and an adhesive known as green glue that was designed to absorb and deaden sound coming from outside the home. (more…)

October 29, 2014

San Antonio Airport Makes Progress with Sound Control

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 7:17 am

san antonio airportResidents of San Antonio are enjoying a much quieter life these days. When the San Antonio International Airport was first built in the 1940s, it was away from the city. As urban sprawl occurred, though, the city surrounded and overtook the airport, leading to plenty of noise for residents.

Over the past few years, though, the airport has taken steps to improve the soundproofing in buildings around the airport. The airport has provided acoustical treatments to schools, religious facilities, homes, apartment buildings, schools, nursing homes, and a library. How was the soundproofing funded? A fee was added to airline tickets to cover the noise reduction. (more…)

September 17, 2014

Plainfield Residents Complain about Gun Ranges

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 8:55 am

shooting rangeIn a unique situation residents in one state are bothered by the sounds from a gun range located in another state. The Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, Vt. has recently taken steps to help muffle the noise that is bothering their New Hampshire neighbors by placing a 10-foot wall between the range and the Connecticut River. Residents across the river say that this is not sufficient. If you have even been swimming and noticed just how loud childish squeals can be you can understand how the river makes the sound of the shooting range seem all that much closer.  When shooters have their backs to the river and shoot toward large earthen berms the sounds ricochet back to the river and into the homes of the residents across the border. It probably sounds as if there is a gunfight going on just outside the windows! (more…)

August 13, 2014

Soundproofing for Animal Control?

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 7:59 am

kennelThe story in Morgan, WV is slightly different than you’re used to seeing. While most people are complaining about music and nightclubs, residents in Morgan had a different problem – the busy nature of the animal control shelter.

The issue of noise in the animal control office was addressed during the Morgan County Commission’s July meeting  and the facilities director was given the task of exploring their options. After another member visited a farm and saw the use of soundproofing foam, they suggested it also be used for the animal control building, which is largely constructed of metal.

And so it was done – soundproofing foam. In most cases, this wouldn’t be our absolute favorite choice, but you have to adapt to the materials you’re working with and the type of environment you’re fixing. (more…)

July 2, 2014

In the News: Chicago Prepares to Install Noise Monitors

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Tags: , — Deborah Dera @ 7:08 am

airplaneAirports are one of the most common causes of noise complaints we hear, especially in major hubs around the country. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is certainly no exception.

Those who live under flight paths are constantly battling their cities and the airports for help with soundproofing their homes. The close proximity of planes that are taking off and landing creates both unbearable noise and uncontrollable vibration. The type of soundproofing needed extends beyond a DIY job with some Green Glue, though we certainly wish it were that easy.  (more…)

June 19, 2014

In the News: Are Developers Responsible for Soundproofing?

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 6:55 pm

noiseIn New York City, an age old debate has come to the forefront in the news again. Hudson Yards residents in West Manhattan are living in the midst of a construction zone – and they’re not at all happy.

The renters in question live directly across the street from a major construction site owned by Brookfield Properties. They claim that workers begin early in the morning and continue late into the night. This means they’re constantly exposed to drilling, humming, and other construction-related noises. According to DNAinfo New York, neighbors claim the noise starts as early as 6am and continues until 2am the next day. That’s not much of a break at all. (more…)

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