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How to Soundproof a Wall Separating a Bedroom From a Family Room

comments (0) March 14th, 2011 in Blogs
Matt Risinger Matt Risinger, Blogger

Video Length: 8:34
Produced by: Matt Risinger

I get a lot of requests for soundproofing from my clients.  Rooms adjacent to Media Rooms or Family Rooms are the most likely rooms to need special attention, but with a bit of extra effort you can really quiet down the noise in any room.  In this video I'll show you the steps we took to quiet down the noise in a kids bedroom from the adjacent family room.  We're using three products to help us.  #1 Special Drywall called Quietrock.  This is a special sheetrock that makes a huge difference in noise transmission.  #2 Hilti Putty Pads were used on all penetrations through the Quietrock.  #3 Acoustical Sealant which is a special type of caulking that remains permanently flexible to reduce noise through penetrations.  This video was shot last year and the only thing I'd do differently today is that I would use fiberglass noise batts in the wall instead of the spray foam we used here.  I would also consider doing a stagged 2x4 stud approach with 2x6 top & bottom plates for maximum benefit of reduced noise.  -Matt Risinger

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