New Requirements in the 2015 Canadian National Building Code: Flanking Noise

Multi-Family Complex Sound Control

The recently updated National Building Code (NBC) of Canada 2015 presents a new way to control airborne sound transmitted between adjoining spaces. While past versions of the code specified criteria for noise transmitted directly through separating wall, floor and ceiling assemblies, the updated code now considers both the horizontal and vertical flanking paths associated with these partitions…

Background Noise – How Much is Acceptable?

Decibel Levels - Exposure Chart 2 - How Loud is Too Loud

Background Noise is the noise level at a given location and time, measured in the absence of any alleged noise nuisance or sound sources being studied. It is also referred to as the ambient or residual noise. Background noise is a form of noise pollution or interferance

The Truth About Sound Control Underlayment

Soundproof Foundation Flooring Mats

Property Managers have to be knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues to do with building systems and materials. Combine that with the challenging personalities you have to deal with and it’s surprising that you can convince anyone to become a Property Manager! It’s especially difficult when you are dealing in an area where there is so much misinformation. The ‘Sound Control Underlayment’ market is one of those places where wild performance claims abound yet solid testing information is scarce. So what is a Property Manager to do? Be skeptical & educate yourself. The purpose of this blog is to help Property Managers ask the right questions and gather the information required to make an educated decision about Sound Control Underlayment. It’s vital that any Property Management Company not only to protect their reputation, but also demonstrate due diligence and potentially shield them from legal issues

Compelling Facts About Sound, Noise & Soundproofing

Here at Hush City Soundproofing, we are always hunting down new information about acoustics and soundproofing, both for our own research, and to share with you. Along the way we’ve come across some pretty interesting stuff. See our favourites and let us know if there are any sound facts we’ve missed

How to Soundproof a window

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If you’re interested in window soundproofing, you may not know where to begin. Of course, you could hire professionals who know how to soundproof windows, but if you’re a DIY enthusiast, you probably see an opportunity to save some money here by doing it yourself

How does noise affect your health?

Noise’s in the home, work or school often disrupts people’s concentration. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, noise also affects people’s health by increasing general stress levels and aggravating stress-related conditions such as high blood pressure, coronary disease, peptic ulcers and migraine headaches. Continued exposure does not lead to habituation; in fact, the effects worsen