Your home is your castle, and the last thing you need is for your son's stereo or your daughter's phone to sound like an army of knights crashing through on their way to battle. Noise comes from sound waves, which are vibrations in the air that are generated by any physical action. If you can break, interrupt, alter or otherwise change the flow of those waves, you can change the amount of transmitted noise. WALL CONSTRUCTION A MAJOR KEY TO QUIET If you are building or remodeling, you have a lot of opportunities to impact noise transmission that are not available to you after the house is complete. Perhaps the most important consideration is the interior walls. The typical wall is simply a sandwich of drywall sheets over wood studs. Since drywall is a solid, relatively thin material, it do...
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