How to Soundproof Brick Walls

How to Soundproof Brick Walls
November 04, 2022

How to Soundproof Brick Walls

Is your brick home leaking sound from around the neighborhood? Does the echoes and reverberation through your brick wall make you a little irritated? A few soundproofing improvements can help you restore serenity in your space.

At Soundproof Cow, we connect homeowners with the guidance and tools they need to make their homes quieter. We will explain how noise gets through your brick walls and how you can stop it from happening.

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How Do Brick Walls Interact With Sound?

Brick is one of the best building materials for noise control. Soundwaves transfer through substances, but those with greater density reduce the amount that can pass through. While sound transfers through the air easily, dense bricks contain noise to one area.

A brick’s hard surface allows noise to bounce off and reverberate, but it won’t allow much noise to transfer through. If your brick home leaks noise, there’s likely a gap or crack where sound can squeak through.

Brick Wall Noise Reduction Tips

If controlling noise that enters, against and bounces around in a brick house is your aim, there are a few steps you can take to get the results you want. Below are our noise reduction tips for brick homes.

Plug Cracks and Openings

Fill cracks in the walls or around openings with an acoustic sealant. For doors, try installing a door sweep underneath.

Add Mass

You can take your brick wall’s density even further by lining walls with mass loaded vinyl, so there’s even more substance to stop soundwaves.

Isolate Outside Noise

Help limit noise transfer by decoupling the walls, essentially building a room inside a room. Installing drywall inside your home with space between it and the brick wall should help.

Insulate New Walls

Increase the effects of your decoupling project by inserting acoustic insulation in the space between walls. The insulation will both add mass and absorb sound energy.

Cushion hard Surfaces

You can handle echoes and reverberations inside by installing permeable materials on hard surfaces. Products like acoustic panels work wonders — there are even decorative acoustic panels if you’d like a unique look.

Soundproof Your Brick Home With the Soundproof Cow

Soundproof Cow has all the materials you need to stop noise from getting into your brick home and prevent echoes. For more on the soundproofing products we recommend for brick homes, contact us online today!

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About Ryan Yaukey

Ryan has been with Soundproofcow.com since 2013 working on many different types of commercial projects. He specializes in custom applications required by specific building codes and architects. He started in the construction industry building houses. These projects taught him how to construct a home based on standard building codes in Pennsylvania. While on college breaks, he worked on electrical, plumbing, drywall repair, and all types of property maintenance. These skills allow him to remodel portions of his own properties, as well as assist contractors, architects, and homeowners complete their soundproofing renovations successfully. In the beginning if his career at soundproofcow.com he specialized in working with flooring contractors. This experience made him very familiar with STC and IIC ratings for a variety of assemblies. These IIC-rated assemblies determine how much impact sounds transfer in condos and multicomplex facilities which can be a major nuisance. Knowledge of these ratings as well as all types of soundproofing products, have given Ryan the ability to fix customers’ noise issues. His research on all types of soundproofing and sound absorption products foreign and domestic allow him to procure and customize the correct products for a client’s specific need. Please reach out with any questions regarding soundproofing, sound absorption or the application of materials.