Soundproofing through walls / Guides

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...through walls. In this way, smaller homes can give the illusion of greater distances between living spaces and bedrooms. For the Edelweiss House, we installed s...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation does a basement need?

...through your foundation walls, as heat moves more easily through some materials than others. Heat will be drawn from your home much quicker through rock th...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...walls, ceilings, floors under walls - can transmit sound. Flanking sound transmission (see below), as this is called, can be very important, to the point that i...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...walls with backfilling below grade, and fixed above grade with fiber cement board attached through to foundation walls. Drainage: Regardless of the locatio...

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

How insulation works

...walls that are not well-insulated. CONDUCTION refers to the heat that moves through solid materials, like your insulation or the wooden studs on either sid...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...walls and floors that abut the party wall. The details of the connection between the walls and floors should be known too, if possible. This information is...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...soundproofing. Insulation batts are not rated for soundproofing, but still outperform most other materials for sound reduction. Be sure to get the right product...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...through the building industry, so you still see it being installed occasionally on the exterior of walls in cold climates. It won't offer nearly the thermal pro...