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Soundproofing measures for heating pipes

Before mobile communications were invented, knocking on the heating pipes was the only way to communicate instantly and clearly with your neighbors.

And if the “battery” is also light, let’s say aluminum, then from there you can hear, like a muffled radio, the broadcast of your neighbor’s favorite program.

Fortunately, these issues are fixable. Here are some basic steps to minimize this kind of noise.

Pipes of heating risers, as a rule, pass through the ceiling and floor through ordinary holes (with metal sleeves) that are not filled in any way. The solution is technically simple. Eliminates and seals rigid contact between pipes and sleeves in floor slabs. Wrap several layers of Vibrostek-M anti-vibration tape around the pipe, cut the tape and seal the seams. Vibrosil vibro-acoustic sealant.

Soundproofing problems in new houses

When buying an apartment in a new house, you should analyze the pros and cons of the proposed options and choose the most worthy of them. Most of the features of a house can be seen with the naked eye, such as the location and type of house, the layout of the apartment, the number of elevators, and the presence or absence of double glazing. However, in addition to this, seemingly invisible factors can have an even more serious impact on the comfort of living in a newly built apartment. One of the most important factors is soundproofing.

A common question asked by our customers is which type of residential building provides the best sound insulation. Unfortunately, it must be said that it is impossible to single out a residential building that is clearly superior to others in terms of sound insulation. The fact is that those “thin” places are present in both brick and monolithic homes, not to mention panel and block homes. At the same time, in an attempt to answer the question posed, it turned out that almost all known types of residential buildings have one common problem – poor sound insulation. About the soundproofing work of the ceiling between floors.

Noise propagating through inter-floor ceilings can be classified into two categories depending on the conditions: ‘impact’ noise and ‘airborne’ noise. These categories were named according to the method of acoustic impact on the ceiling.

Impact noise occurs when an object directly mechanically impacts a floor slab. This noise is simply caused by people walking on the floor, moving pets around the apartment, moving objects (chairs, sliding sofas, etc.). In general, it is a perfectly natural and legal act, and its occurrence cannot be regulated until then. Depends on the day or the level of noise generated.

Turning on the TV or playing musical instruments at high volume is already a source of airborne noise. Sound from the speakers, or through the air and from the surface of the instrument, finds its way into the ceiling, causing vibrations and re-radiating the noise to the next apartment. And if some sound energy is dissipated while traveling through the air, then in the case of impulsive noise, the floor slab excited by the impact will radiate the noise directly into the adjacent room, and also into the structure of the adjacent building. I will tell you. building. Precisely because impulsive noise is so strong, the percentage of complaints about “heel noise from upstairs residents” is much higher than that of TV noise or children’s screams. At the same time, when the effects of airborne sound and impulsive noise from one surface (ceiling) are combined, complaints about “noise from upstairs neighbors” account for more than 70% of the total number of complaints about increased noise levels in houses. It leads to the fact that it occupies. building.