Archive for March, 2011

BART Riders Unhappy

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

BART riders from the bay area seem to be a bit unhappy. The organization has been using fabric seats within its train cars to make riding the train more comfortable. The problem? Cutbacks mean smaller cleaning crews  and they simply can’t keep up with the grime – not to mention the fact that those who do have jobs have a high absentee rate.

When the cars are eventually updated, they’ll include a better soundproofing base as well as new seat covers. We’ll just have to wait and see if BART gets its act together before the next fiscal budget is passed.

Soundproofing While Decorating

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

While soundproofing is an incredibly important aspect of creating any space, it is often one that is overlooked. The best way to tackle a soundproofing project in a new apartment or house is by incorporating some of the work into your overall decorating plan.

How? It’s easy. If you have a little bit of money in your budget, you could install some Green Glue and drywall before you even paint the room. If you have a very minimal or nonexistent budget you could consider hanging decorative drapes or tapestries to help deaden the sound a bit.

Either way, soundproofing is possible. Simply get creative and your room will be quieter than it was before.

Whisper Clips are Easy to Use

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Have you been thinking about installing whisper clips in your new construction or remodeling project? If so, you’ll want to take a quick peek at this video to get an idea of how easy it is to incorporate these useful clips into your soundproofing project.

Port Coquitlam Looks to Change the Rules

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The citizens of the Port Coquitlam area in Canada may soon find themselves facing a myriad of changes. The city council is taking a close look at its noise ordinances and bylaws and is considering some major changes.

Amongst the changes proposed is a rule to set a firm decibel limit on what is considered a noise disturbance.

The laws are usually only enforced if there are complaints. Unfortunately, many of the area’s heat pumps and air conditioning units run at around 75 decibles, despite the standard of 45 or 50 that is expected.

So how will this debacle pan out? We’ll soon see whether the folks in Port Coquitlam are taking action to add soundproofing materials to their homes or not.

How to Apply Green Glue

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Does the thought of applying Green Glue to your walls make you a little nervous? In this video we’ll show you exactly how easy it is to apply the product. There’s really nothing to it at all. Soundproofing has never been this easy. Check it out for yourself!