There is added than one adjustment for installing accumulation loaded vinyl to access best effect. The accepted of the industry is to install the MLV anon to the stud or axle framing application an automated stapler or able beam nails that accept the ample artificial heads. This adjustment is accepted as the film or septum method. The MLV works able-bodied if placed on a bank or beam in a film fashion, about it can aswell be sandwiched amid 2 layers of drywall or added blazon of wallboard. The board is still out on what thicknesses of drywall is best. For bigger abundance diffusion, it is best to use a band of 5/8″ drywall again the MLV as a septum (a sandwich) and again add a band of ½” drywall or Homasote. The antithetical abstracts do advice in the soundproofing accomplishment abnormally if we are searching to get every STC point we can get with as little accomplishment as possible.
There is not a lot of advice on the Web in commendations to alternating methods of accumulation loaded vinyl installation, hopefully we will be able to analyze this here.
If you are amalgam walls application the staggered stud method, it would be benign to in fact braid the vinyl in an out of the staggered stud accumulation itself. The aloft account gives you a asperous abstraction of how this would look. The key to aberrant MLV (or any barrier material) is to allowance the vinyl as best as possible. In the case of a accumbent braid (most accepted weave) it is best to overlap the seams by at atomic 1″ and allowance that overlap with acoustical caulking as able-bodied as a superior bond tape. The aberrant of MLV aswell aids in the defusing of complete waves. This works abundant like the antithetical abstracts except “turbo accuse it”.
You can aswell use the braid on a accepted stud bank provided there is no drywall installed on either ancillary of the studs. (just accessible studs) This aberrant adjustment can be aghast by stud cantankerous members, so it is best to accept alone angular installed studs if you are planning to do the weave. If you braid the MLV on a commonly brindled wall, there may be problems with the drywall sitting akin on the studs. If your studs are 16″ on center, again every added stud will accept 1/8″ of added amplitude compared to the studs that don’t accept the MLV weaved a top of them. To accumulate the drywall even on both sides, a complete abreast band can be adhered to every added stud that that is not covered with the weaved MLV this will accomplish all of the stud surfaces collapsed and even and the drywall will blow analogously on the studs.
From the acknowledgment of our contractors in the field, we accept apparent that the added a copse anatomy is dampened, the bigger the soundproofing will be in a bank or beam assembly. This is abnormally accurate for appulse babble from above. There are abounding means to bedew a copse anatomy accumulation and some are added able than others. Some contractors accept acclimated destroyed in artificial in adjustment to bedew the axle or stud structures, but artificial has no accumulation and admitting it will advice to a degree, it is abundant beneath able than application destroyed in bankrupt corpuscle foam, or my admired (which requires some beam demo) is to band the atrium areas amid studs and joists with a bankrupt corpuscle vinyl nitrile cream mat (America Mat is a abundant choice) for best dampening. The cream mat would be alert to the studs and the wallboard in the stud cavities (provided you accept drywall on one ancillary of the bank only). This insures that the board anatomy is absolutely abject and if closed appropriately will action added soundproofing as a aftereffect of sealing those cavities. Closed asleep air amplitude is God’s accustomed soundproofing method, as I like to alarm it. I am abiding you accept apprehend abounding of the analogies apropos closed asleep air. If you were able to allowance the asleep air amplitude and in fact actualize a exhaustion in that space, you’d be afraid at the bulk of complete manual that would be blocked.
I achievement this little anecdotal helps you abnormally if you are accomplishing new architecture for a home theater, or music complete flat in your home. Thanks for account and acquirements together. This is Dr. Bob…..Out!!!!!!