No one wants to wear earplugs inside his or her own home, but when your house shares a concrete wall with another structure, it can sometimes feel like a necessity. These walls are strong, but the little nooks and crannies provide plenty of space for sound to slip through from one structure or the next.
Do You Need SoundProofing?
If your neighbor is partial to loud music, parties, or just having full volume conversations late into the night, the sound can become unbearable. Even if you live in a freestanding structure, the sound that moves between rooms can make it impossible to put a young child to bed without everyone else going to sleep as well. It may even be impossible to watch two different television shows in adjacent rooms. When you first purchased your home, you may have been too excited by the crown molding or perfect layout to notice the constant chatter coming through the walls, but now it is the only thing that you can notice.
Bring Back the Quiet
Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Foam can be injected into concrete masonry walls, filling all of those tiny spaces with a material that impedes the travel of sound waves. The foam will flow freely through the wall, sealing around all penetrations (such as pipes and electrical wiring) where sound often transmits. The foam is much more reliable than other options, such as sand, plus it will not quickly settle and need to be replaced. It is installed by professional concrete workers quickly, with minimal disruption to your life.
High- Quality Foam Insulation
This type of foam is completely safe for use in the home. It is fire resistant, contains antifungal additives, and resists for mold and termites, so you will not be inviting any unwanted guests into your home by installing it. This unique product flows into nooks and crannies, then hardens in place, creating a completely dry and safe foam installation.
Foam has been scientifically proven to reduce the amount of sound that you can hear through concrete walls by about six decibels – enough to cut the perceived sound level approximately in half. Every homeowner that adds foam soundproofing immediately notices a difference in the sound level.
As a bonus, the foam also provides insulation. Heat and cold travel through your walls the same way that sound does, so the insulation also makes it easier to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Lowering your energy bill while also lowering the volume? That’s a win-win.
Soundproof You Home Today
If you are thinking about adding foam insulation to your home, give us a call. We can install foam as part of a home-wide project to reduce your energy consumption, or as a one-off project to limit the ambient noise you hear. We can even install the foam in just a few walls if you only have soundproofing needs in one area of your home. Although you might change your mind once you see what a difference it can make!
Give us a call today to learn more about InsulSmart soundproofing insulation and determine whether or not it’s right for your home.