Simplifying Sound Reduction: Flanking Noise and Acoustical Sealants

Diagram of flanking pathways that can reduce the sound reduction performance of a sound wall/partition.

This article is the second of a two-part article series focusing on sound. For part one, a primer focused on the basics of sound and sound reduction, click here. In the previous entry of our series on sound, we touched on the basics of sound and the main principles of sound reduction and isolation. One of […]

Simplifying Sound Reduction: The Basics

Most individuals understand the need to seal a built structure against the infiltration of heat, cold, and air pollution. However, the importance of sound reduction -sealing against unwanted noise infiltration and transmission – is often times overlooked. The importance tends to come to the forefront when building occupants complain about outside noises (such as traffic, […]