Posts Tagged ‘soundproofing’

How to Stop Snoring While Traveling

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Some people snore all the time. Others only snore while they’re traveling or when they are ill or under stress. Either way, you may find that snoring while traveling can be a hinderance to your work, especially if you have to share a  room with others while you work.

The solution? There are now devices called “Stop Snoring Mouthpieces” that you should be able to purchase in a pharmacy or health supply store. It looks like a mouth guard and is molded to fit your teeth, but holds your jaw in a position that is not conducive to snoring.

You can’t always find a soundproof hotel while on the road, so make sure you take something with you so that you don’t bother others!

Soundproofing a Car with MLV

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

While it may not at first seem possible, you can actually use mass loaded vinyl and similar materials to soundproof your car. The problem is that you may not get the full soundproofing effect like you would in your home.

Even still, this video is living proof that mass loaded vinyl can be used to decrease the noise coming from a car – great news for teens who can’t control their volume impulses!

Burlington Man is Simply Too Noisy

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A Burlington man found himself in court, defending himself against a noise complaint. On June 30th of 2007, William Costello was outside preaching on the streets of Burlington, Vermont.

Someone decided that Costello’s behavior was inappropriate and called the police. The officer who arrived on the scene noted that Costello’s voice was indeed very loud – at a tone that mirrored shouting or yelling. The officer asked Costello not to stop preaching, but to simply lower his voice. Costello refused and the officer in turn issued him a noise citation.

Costello challenged the case but lost. You simply can’t soundproof the great outdoors and, as such, we have to be respectful of others in public places.

Soundproof Fencing – It is Possible

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

There’s nothing like lying in your yard, relaxing on a cool spring day, only to find your peaceful rest interrupted by the sounds of cars passing by or your neighbors having fun in their own yards. While these are things you can’t necessarily control, you can reduce the amount of sound that enters your yard by using some mass loaded vinyl to create a sound barrier with your fence. Watch this video for a quick intro as to how this might be done.

Soundproofing: The Difference between a Good Review and a Bad One

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Not long ago we were browsing a well-known travel website for information about hotels in a location we were planning to visit. We noticed a few hotels had only so-so rating so we read some of the reviews.

Imagine our surprise when we found that one of the main reasons some of these hotels received bad reviews was because of all of the noise. They’re older hotels and they haven’t invested in soundproofing materials yet. Hopefully they’ll catch a clue and make the investment soon.

Lakewood Builds Home for Veterans

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Years after an earthquake destroyed their home, the veterans living in Lakewood will receive their new home at the American Lake VA. The home will feature 83 residental units, a hospice center, a rehab center, and a dedicated home for Alzheimers and dementia.

The home is scheduled it open this summer, after just a few more finishing touches are completed. There are 55 residents slated to move in immediately.

The center will feature some eco-friendly construction, and – of course, some soundproofing to protect them from the sounds of nearby aircraft. We can’t wait to see the veterans get the new home they deserve!

Soundproof Dividers?

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Need to split up your home or office space on a limited budget? Consider adding some soundproof dividers. You can either purchase them premade or make your own out of some drywall and green glue. You could also make a sound screen, similar in nature to a divider but easier to move around.

There are options for those looking to soundproof on a budget. You just have to be a bit creative!

Volunteerism – and Soundproofing?

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Schools in the Valley District of Arizona really needed help – and they got it – in the form of cash and time donations from family and neighbors.

Instead of complaining to the township, or to the school board, the members of the cash-strapped school district did something very few others have thought about. They simply banded together to get the jobs that needed doing done.

Example? Two years ago, a group of parents climbed up to the ceiling of one school gymnasium to install soundproofing. Others simply donate items from their homes for use in classrooms. One guy even donated an old car to an autobody class.

If only the rest of the world would catch on to such a great attitude!

Help! The Toilet is Over My Head!

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Here’s a funny question from a reader (ok, it’s not really funny). He found himself in a precarious position. His bedroom is located beneath the house’s main bathroom. He can hear not only the sound of flushing but… well… the sound of the business being done to begin with.

Our suggestion? Forget undoing the plumbing in the bathroom. Simply apply some Green Glue and a second layer of drywall to the ceiling in your bedroom. This will provide a sound absorbing barrier and you should hear much less, if anything at all.

Sleeping Easy at the Starwood

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

We know how hard it is to find a really good hotel. If you’re on vacation, you may not feel as picky, but if you constantly travel for business you know how devastating it can be to be deprived of good sleep night after night.

We particularly like the Starwood Hotel and Resort (part of the Sheraton chain) in France. The hotel offers a wide variety of room selections, all with sweet sleeper beds, separate showers, buffet breakfasts, and more.

But what do we like most? The high tech soundproofing materials they used to ensure you are able to be as relaxed as possible in your room. Now that’s service.