|| Soundproof Sheetrock
What is soundproof sheetrock?
Soundproof sheetrock is regular sheetrock (also known as drywall,
gypsum board, or plasterboard) that has been factory dampened, or
treated to block the travel of sound. Sheetrock is a common building
material used in the construction of walls, ceilings, and floors.
It is made of gypsum plaster, a semi-hydrous form of calcium sulfate.
The gypsum plaster is then combined with several substances including
fiberglass or paper, and then mixed with water. This plaster-based
mixture is put between two sheets of heavyweight paper or mats of
fiberglass and then left to dry and harden. Once the mixture dries,
it becomes strong enough to use in commercial and residential construction.
Soundproof sheetrock is also known as soundproof drywall, sound-engineered
sheetrock, and sound-engineered drywall.
How does soundproof sheetrock work?
Soundproof sheetrock works by absorbing the vibration of sound waves
before they have a chance to pass through to the other side of the
wall and become audible. This process is called “dampening.”
For example, if soundproof sheetrock is used to build the walls
of a playroom for children, it will serve to block the noise of
children’s play from disturbing people in the adjacent rooms,
but it won’t do much for those below or above the playroom.
However, if soundproof sheetrock is used to build the ceilings and
floors of the playroom as well, the children’s play should
not disturb anyone in the rest of the house.
How is soundproof sheetrock used?
Soundproof sheetrock can be used during construction and after construction.
If used during construction, soundproof sheetrock can be used in
place of regular sheetrock to build walls, ceilings, and floors.
If used after construction, soundproof sheetrock can be applied
directly on top of existing sheetrock using a special adhesive that
also works to absorb sound. Soundproof sheetrock is frequently used
in the construction of commercial buildings, recording studios,
single-family luxury homes, and multifamily residences where tenants
share common dividers, like townhouses, apartments, and condominiums.
Soundproofing – USCS
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