The design of stud walls plays an important role in transmitting noise from one room to the other in the house. The offset stud wall design can help soundproof any area of your home.
Construction begins with an upper and lower beam wider than normal, usually a 2 x 6 or a 2 x 8 instead of a 2 x 4. The 2 x 4 studs are screwed alternately along of the base plate. The studies are spaced 16 inches apart at the center of the beam and two 2 × 2s are secured at each end to support the weight of the drywall. This creates a discontinuous form of construction. This prevents the sound of being connected from a sheet of plasterboard, through the studies, and in the next room.
Metal studs can also be used in place of wood to further reduce sound vibration. You can also consider increasing the amount of dead space inside the walls to receive larger amounts of thick insulating material to help absorb the sound. All seams in the drywall must also be properly sealed to block unwanted noise.
Finishing the wall with denser materials such as brick, plaster or plaster can also significantly reduce the level of noise that is subjected from room to room. Double layers of sheetrock can be used with an adhesive layer of silicon glue or caulking in between. By alternating the views outside the walls, the soundproofing qualities of a room are greatly enhanced.
Thicker special doors such as those used in commercial applications may also be necessary to prevent sound transmission. The common interior doors are light and have a hollow center. Heavier commercial grade doors block the sound more efficiently. If you are installing two layers of drywall or drywall, you may also need to order thicker studs to accommodate the increased width.
The discontinuous dowel wall design is ideal for walls separating the garage and the living space of your home, as well as generally noisy areas such as children's playrooms and laundry rooms. The integration of discontinuous stud wall design in areas such as your office and your bedroom can enhance your level of rest and productivity by avoiding unwanted noise.
The discontinuous stud wall design used in conjunction with drywall double layers provides an adequate level of soundproofing for a fraction of the cost of using specially designed soundproofing materials. The level of soundproofing achieved by modifying the design of framed walls and choosing denser building materials is generally adequate for most homeowners.