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 LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , we installed soundproofing batts in the interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along with resilient channels and 2 ...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...through the gabion cage walls, so we will run with the assumption that the architects have included an air barrier component to the wall system. Gabion walls used for structure and aesthetics in the ZEB Pilot House More about gabion walls: Gabion walls are suitable for all types of terrain; They do not re...

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...walls disintegrating before your eyes. Lath and plaster walls were what came before drywall - and there's a reson why drywall replaced it Natural mud finish walls Natural finished walls with mud and natural earth pigments is another beautiful, healthy, sustainable…if extremely labor intensive… building meth...

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 for the right application. Rock wool in interior walls reduces sound between rooms and floors, as well as offering fire protection. Below grade dur...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...through them fairly easily. Rockwool brands itself as a soundproofing insulation , which it does a fair job at, but so do Hemp, grass, even dense pack cellulose and wood fiberboards. Reduce pollution and protect indoor air quality There is a steady increase in the amount of people that suffer from chemical sensitiv...

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 protection you think it will in the dead of winter, and it may cause moisture damage due to its lack of permeability. Polyiso insulation boards are the most wide...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Properly insulating basements and concrete slab floors

...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 than clay, and quicker through clay than soil. Heat will also move quicker through wet clay than dry. We would recommend at least R20 under slab floors in cold clima...

How to insulate basements properly
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 location or amount of insulation, foundation walls should be protected from ground water, which should be directed to properly sloped and perforated drainage tiles. Any b...

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 it dominates the combined sound transmission. If this happens, improving the common wall or floor may not significantly change the combined sound isolation. On...

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 needed to decide if flanking paths are likely to be a serious problem. Building plans or information from the developer might be available but some visual inspect...

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

How insulation works

...walls and windows can be so extreme at times that it causes a noticeable air convection, creating the sensation of a draft. How do we combat this? Again, we end up cranking the thermostat higher until we feel comfortable. RADIATION (in this non-nuclear case) refers to heat transferred through electromagnetic waves, p...