Sound proofing, yeah about that. Sound proofing is way more complicated and expensive than anyone ever seems to think it is. In reality most of the time you will only be able to dull the sound and limit its travel not stop it completely.
Sound proofing is not always about stopping sound. Sometimes it’s about improving sound in a given room by cutting down on reflections and vibrations. This is often done with a few strategically placed acoustic panels and vibration dampeners. Also people may simply want audio masking and be confused into thinking they want sound proofing. Audio masking is adding in additional ambient sound waves to mask people’s voices for privacy. Audio masking is often used in doctor&r squo;s offices and conference rooms for added confidentiality in environments where voices might travel.
In the event you need to eliminate sound or are legally obligated to be quieter we will probably need to bring in a third party audio engineer. They will perform very sophisticated tests and analysis to let us know exactly what needs to be done and how much it will help in quantifiable numbers. This is a very expensive proposition and is best done during construction because it often involves structural changes to a building and unconventional wall construction.