Soundproofing a home / Guides

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...alled soundproofing batts in the interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along with resilient channels and 2 layers of 5/8...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...ace: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery ...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...ay not hear your neighbour (but he may hear you!!) Finally, the degree of annoyance is a personal reaction and some people are more easily annoyed than othe...

Real estate

Real estate

...ace: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery ...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...above grade on a slab can be a much cheaper starting place than a basement, and leads to a more comfortable and durable home. For greater details check out some...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...ate a greater impact. In homes with significant air leakage, heat loss occurs in two ways : 1 - As warm air leaks out it is replaced with cold air, an...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...at a party wall or floor have an STC rating (Sound Transmission Class) of at least 50. The rating that is more relevant to a building occupant is the apparent S...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...aterials is growing rapidly among individual builders, as well as architects and general contractors, and the demand is coming from all across Canada & USA " ...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation does a basement need?

...ating a basement is a great idea if it wasn't insulated when built , as before we began insulating foundation walls and below slabs (see slab on grade) , it was...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...ally available foam insulation panel that is at all vapour permeable, which can be an advantage in some applications, as can those that are vapour impermeable. ...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...Additionally, wood has a long lifespan, under the condition that it has been well-maintained and protected against moisture damage and pests such as carpenter a...

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