Soundproofing using dead air

August 15, 2019 Andre
Soundproofing using dead air

One of the most common questions we get asked is how do we control noise? The common denominator the soundproofing companies is what we call dead air. Simply put, this is a cavity of air that is trapped between the original structure like a wall or window and the new structure like a secondary wall or Magnetite window. Similar to an airplane window the dead air space is one where sound vibration is reduced as it bounces through space with little room for additional structural resources that it can transmit through. The challenge is always creating these secondary resources and affixing them to the building envelope in a way that minimizes the vibration and sound.

One such method is using adhesives such as high bond tapes and silicones instead of fasteners like nails or screws. Construction of these walls or windows must be given careful thought using these methods to ensure rigidity and sound proofing at the same time.