We have been very pleased with the way Acoustiblok has reduced sound transmission between rooms in our monastery, where we value and try to maintain a quiet atmosphere. We would defnitely recommend your product.
It has been a pleasure to work with your sales staff. Thank you for an overall positive experience with your company.
Sincerely, The Carmelites of Boston
“Acoustiblok is used in our motorized screen systems. We are very satisfied with the results on our sound proofing project.” – Vutec Video Screen Corp
A night under the stars – especially in a planetarium – shouldn’t include unwanted sound effects. When a museum and planetarium with IMax theather is next to a busy highway, Acoustiblok is essential for sound insulation. At MOSI in Tampa Florida, Acoustiblok is used to exclude noise from the high traffic 4-lane road 50 feet from the building, and to isolate noise sources inside the facilty from quiet areas. – Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, FL
Here at Division 7 Insulation we pride ourselves in custom thermal and acoustical treatments in a majority of our residential, commercial and multi-family applications. We have found Acoustiblok to be the perfect compliment to many of our customer’s demands for cutting edge performance, especially in the area of sound control. Acoustiblok’s performance has time and again proven to be the leader, especially in our upper end multi-family projects in downtown Vail, CO, where sound engineers on these projects are continually amazed by its versatility and sound deadening characteristics.
In order for us to adhere to the stringent requirements posed by these engineers and contractors, we find ourselves ever developing new and innovative techniques in the application of Acoustiblok. As with any product, if it is not installed properly, the capability of the product diminishes significantly. Although Acoustiblok is rather awkward and cumbersome, with a little practice, it can still be installed to achieve its highest level of performance. With the superior customer service and technical support we receive from the staff at Acoustiblok, we have been able to address and overcome just about any issue that is posed to us.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is serious about noise reduction, regardless of the conditions, whether it be a home theatre all the way up to an industrial application. The knowledgeable staff at Acoustiblok is there to serve.
Acoustiblok came to our rescue on a residential construction project we had just started. We were required to run a large and very loud diesel motor 24 hours a day to remove ground water during our initial foundation excavation. This project was located in a prestigious neighborhood and the neighbors weren’t going to put up with it. In fact, one neighbor had called the local building department and reported us, prompting a local inspector to visit our site.
We needed a way to quiet the motor, but we thought getting the noise level to 55dB was nearly impossible – until we decided to call Acoustiblok. We described the situation to L.J. and Steve and they thought they could fix the problem and meet the city’s noise ordinance requirements. Within hours Steve was on our job site taking decibel readings and arranging the noise-reducing Acoustiblok panels around the noisy diesel motor. After a few adjustments, we were getting noise levels of 52-54dB. In fact, it was so quiet, simply a bird chirping during the noise level testing was pushing the dB meter into the 58-60dB range! They were also able to provide documentation to our local inspector who was extremely impressed with our solution. Steve also personally talked to the neighbor who originally called the building department and they were very grateful for the quick response and the professionalism of the solution. Thank you Accoustiblok for saving our project!
Brandon Boss and Graham Mennie
Boss & Mennie, Inc.
At the new Ko’olani luxury condominium in Honolulu Hawaii, Acoustiblok was built into the penthouse floors. The results were so outstanding that the developer/builder has now required that the Acoustiblok floor system be used in all units having solid floors.
“I’ve been in the business for over 7 years and this is the best I’ve ever seen.” – Rick Jans, Chief Mechanic
When the suppliers of the high power pumps at Coastal De-Watering were called in to drain footers on a $6.2 million dollar custom home construction site, they also had to solve a noise problem. Water from the nearby bay was seeping into the footers before the concrete could adequately set up. When the pumps was turned on the neighbors complained about the noise, especially when it was explained that it would be needed 24/7 for at least three days.
The temporary installation of Acoustiblok All Weather Industrial Sound Panels was completed in less than 1 hour and the sound reduction was dramatic. At the pump the sound was reduced from 90.7 dbs to 71.5 dbs. At the lot line where the neighbors had complained the sound was reduced from 62.3 dB to less than 52 dB. This is a reduction of about 50% in audible sound.
“We are reviewing purchase of these panels to take to every job—you’re damn right they’re good.”
Grand Canyon Quiet Again
Stuck with 105 dB noise from an air intake head, Grand Canyon National Park service personnel were truly in a bind. Massive amounts of air must flow, so the intake could not have a restrictive housing.
Simple solution: Four Acoustiblok All Weather Sound Panels™ Easily installed and preserving ease of access, the AWSP solution provides an amazing 30 db noise reduction! “Works very well… can not be distinguished from ambient noise of surrounding equipment.” – Dave Welborn
To The Prospective Customers of Acoustiblok:
When we started looking at this product, I was on a short time table and was not sure what I was looking for. We found the customer service department to be great. They helped get the information and the pricing to us for our project. When it came to ordering and handling the product, they out did themselves again. We could not be any happier and looking forward to using them and their products again.
James Banks, Estimator
Kight Home Center
Evansville, IN 47715
Shephards Beach Resort has a very popular chic nighclub called The Wave. The club is jammed pack and the music is very loud (105dB). The guests staying in the rooms above the club always complained about the vibrating loud music penetrating into their rooms.
We decided to install Acoustiblok inside the club to hopefully alleviate the complaints. Extra measures were taken to ensure the highest abatement would be obtained. Sound measurements were recorded before and after installation of the material. The noise reduction was impressive, but more importantly, the complaints from guests have stopped. If the material is installed correctly, it really works.
I’ve got this big four-story-plus-basement town house in Washington DC. It’s 90 years old and accommodates me plus two girls and a boy between 11 and 15, my wife, two dogs and a cat. A recipe for chaos, right? YES. No place to hide from the teenage skirmishing, the latest music, the latest movies and all the associated hassles.
Four months ago in desperation I tore out the basement to the four walls and within the space created my own personal apartment. Thanks to careful and liberal use of Acoustiblok, it’s a refuge that’s all but soundproof. Unbelievable.
Now, as I sit isolated in the evening with a glass of wine and a good book, I know that upstairs on a couple of floors the usual mayhem is playing out. From down here there’s a murmur for background and that’s it.
I smile quietly to myself. Thank you people, I’ve regained a measure of sanity.
John Fielding, A Happy Homeowner
Schell Brothers has an excellent reputation of providing our homeowners with quality construction and excellent customer service. One or our premier projects is the Windswept Condos located in the Peninsula Resort.
Ensuring the Resort’s tranquility and serenity be experienced in each unit, Schell Brothers chose Acoustiblok for noise abatement. We have installed Acoustiblok on the floor joist and walls. As builders we really like how easy the material is installed compared to other products. It is just very heavy! We built an A frame roller system enabling us to buy the master rolls.
Although the project is still under construction, we were amazed that the noise from chop saws, nail guns, compressors and blasts were drastically reduced. Along with our other measures taken to reduce noise, Acoustiblok has provided great results!
During our years as a dealer for Acoustiblok we have installed Acoustiblok on various types of projects and all have been successful. We have used Acoustiblok for treating walls, ceilings, and floors, for wrapping pipes, isolating mechanical equipment and many other creative applications. Since the product is pliable and easy to cut our installation is very productive in most all applications. Due to the proven effectiveness of Acoustiblok treatments we always recommend your product when blocking sound transmission is desired. We look forward to more projects as a dealer with Acoustiblok in the future!
Heartland Acoustics & Interiors, Inc.
7271 S. Eagle Street – Suite A
Centennial, CO 80112
Tel (303) 694-6611
Fax (303) 694-6612
Our company specializes in the custom design of high-end dedicated home theaters. Having the theater acoustically isolated form the rest of the structure and the outside environment is a trademark of our designs. To achieve these results, we must use the best materials and construction techniques available. Your products, including Acoustiblok and Acousticaulk, are key components that give us the ability to obtain high levels of sound isolation that our clients require.
In addition to the standard installation method demonstrated on your webiste, we also use Acoustiblok in our acoustically de-coupled wall and ceiling constructions. This technique actually helps to improve the sound within a dedicated listening space while providing the ultimate in sound isolation.
Thanks for your great products and customer service.
Ben Meyers, P.E.
Industrial Sound and Vision, LLC
We had a problem renting many units because of the noise emanating from adjacent AC handlers and compressors located on the roof of our main clubhouse facility. The Acoustiblok All Weather Sound Panels worked as specified, and provided a substantial DB reduction, saving us from moving the AC equipment at great cost. The affected units are now all rented.
Jay Grollman, Vice President
Aston Care Systems
Sun City, FL
As a company, Acoustiblok is one of the few that backs its claims with hard science. Their website is filled with useful information including predicted results using various construction methods including resilient channels and double walls. Without this information, choosing one technique over another would be extremely difficult, as “trial and error” is not an option in construction.
As a product, we have found Acoustiblok to be very effective. Our storefront is on a major road, and our theater room had a thin wall with a door and window. Road noise made the room unusable, with both midrange car noise and the occasional low frequency truck sound. After installing a false wall inside that wall, using Acoustiblok, the room is essentially silent. Furthermore, since we built the wall in stages, we can say that the before Acoustiblok wall was not nearly as effective as the one after installation. The actual installation of the product does take two people, but is otherwise quick and easy!
Home Theater Doctor
Although this project was not our first time with installing Acoustiblok, it definitely gave us the most exposure. We designed the home theater for a house selected in the local “Parade of Homes”. The room itself posed several acoustical challenges, but with the assistance of the staff at Acoustiblok, we solved them all. Another home also had a media room but was not treated with Acoustiblok. Finally the day arrived for the homes to be showcased. The reactions of the people streaming through the homes were entertaining. Everyone that came into the home treated with the Acoustiblok asked where the home theater was located. They stated they could hear the other home theater from out on the street. They were amazed and impressed they could not hear the home theater in the Acoustiblok treated home even though the theater was “booming” continuously. The product works great. We will continue recommending it in all of our projects.
Jim Green, President
AVID Home Systems
Daphne, AL 36526
Valle del Tamarindo condominium San Juan Costa Rica
Located at Escazu, on the hills of the west side of San Jose, the most exclusive vertical condominium to date is under construction. Valle del Tamarindo is the name of the project and comprehends a 9 stories high building which houses 12 condos and 2 penthhouses.
Each condo is 5.000 sq/feet, and the penthouses are 10.000 sq/feet, constructions in 2 levels. The project houses the highest international standards regarding construction, security and finishes.
Privacy is a very important issue, especially in 6 figure homes. Where its vertical nature, masonry can not be used on all internal walls due to weight and structural limitations. Costa Rica is a located in a very active seismic zone.
The options considered common use construction materials in several configurations with multiple layers or improving the simple gypsum wall with an Acoustiblok liner. Once the developer considered the options, the labor required for each configuration, and indirect costs, the best investment choice considering soundproofing benefits was the Acoustiblok option. Acoustiblok presented a STC52 rating in a very easy and fast way to do it.
Most of the bedroom and bathroom walls are considered critical and are treated. Walls dividing kitchen and dining areas, as well as laundry areas are commonly treated zones as well. Each apartment owner has also added his choice for specific treatments: offices, gyms, dens, yoga rooms, etc…
To the right is my preliminary results of the performance of the Tamarindo Valley walls. Each wall is a composed by 1 layer of 1/2 inch gypsum, 3 inches metal stud, fiberglass filling , 1 layer acoustiblok and the other gypsum layer, sealed and painted. The walls run from the floor all the way to floor ceiling assembly of the upper story.
Our firm feels really proud to be part of such a high end project and having fulfilled the developers’ requirements on such a sensitive topic.
Ing. Francisco Brenes Obaldía M.B.A.
Ingeniería ALFA: Ingenieria de control de ruido y acústica
A member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA
San Jose, COSTA RICA
I not only have sold 120 town homes with Acoustiblok in Baldwin Park but I also live in one. The quality and efficiency of Acoustiblok has helped me ease the concerns of all of my buyers for an attached town home product. I have spoken with various home owners that all tell me they are very happy with the quality of the sound protection in between the units. I can also personally attest to the quality of AcoustiBlok in my own home. I have a surround sound system and I have asked my neighbor repeatedly if they hear it and the answer is always no. I definitely recommend this product.
Patrick de la Roza
Sales Manager, Rey Homes
Premier Property Group, Inc
We use AcoustiBlok faithfully in our construction. Our TerraVilla Masterplanned Community being one of the projects we’ve used it in. We love the product and can’t say enough about it!!
Premier Property Group, Inc.
The staff at Acoustiblok has consistently made extra efforts to assist us in completing our projects on time. We love this product and how easy it is to use. We look forward to doing business with you for years to come. – DECO Systems Dover, NH
The noise and vibration from the trolley cars right outside my condominium were unbearable. I am amazed with how well Acoustiblok worked! Now my wife and I can enjoy peace and quite in our home.
R. M., San Francisco, CA
To Whom It May Concern,
Craycon Homes is a residential home builder located in Piqua, Ohio. Our product line includes multi-family, duplex projects and single family homes in the greater Miami County area. We have used Acoustiblok on our zero lot line duplex units for a sound barrier between the units. We have found that this product does an amazing job of eliminating sound transferal between adjacent units at the parting wall. We have found that Acoustiblok is relatively easy to install saving on labor costs. We have been recommending this product to other trades people, with our stamp of approval. Thank you for the opportunity to share our success with your product.
Craycon Homes, Inc.
Soundproofing* our car with Acoustiblok made a BIG difference. We laid a sheet of Acoustiblok on our car floor before we put in our new stereo/CD player. It really cuts down outside noise and makes listening to music in our car very pleasurable. We plan to use Acoustiblok in our house when we renovate. We are very happy with Acoustiblok soundproofing materials-they work great.
Stone and Pat Reuning
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the super job you did on blocking out the loud buzzing sound in our shipping area. Everyone here at Semiconductor Diagnostics is pleased that the noise level has noticeably diminished.
Amy M. Mueller
Semiconductor Diagnostics, Inc.
When the plans were drawn for an office at the Diesel Shop, no one knew how to solve the acoustical nightmare the trains posed for the office. Not only were the trains very loud, the vibrations were intense throughout the structure. We selected Acoustiblok and depended greatly on the their expertise to solve the noise problem. Not only did they calculate the correct amount of material, but suggested the areas to cover. When the material arrived, the contractors were skeptical it would work. We are all “Believers” now. Even the contractors are amazed with the effectiveness of Acoustiblok. We cannot hear the air handlers, much less the diesel trains. Needless to say, we will install Acoustiblok in our future projects. It really works!
Union Pacific Railroad
Our experience with Acoustiblok was absolutely positive and even exceeded our expectations. This hospital project had a severe acoustic problem due to the fact that the only feasible location for the chilled water plants (90 tons each) of the A/C system is right next to the building, specifically 4 feet apart from the intern’s dormitories!!!!!
Once the chillers were installed, the owner discovered that the high pitch (very uncomfortable) noise produced by the rotary screw compressors went through the structural concrete walls like nothing, measuring up to 67 dBA inside the dorms and adjacent areas.
With just 3 weeks prior to the deadline, I recommended a perimeter acoustical barrier wall to deflect sound out of the hospital walls, the wall was simply made out of Sheetrock and a single layer of Acoustiblok, it only took a week to finish it and we obtained an impressive 20 dbA sound transmission loss in that same areas, now under
Previous installed walls in similar applications made out of concrete or concrete and Styrofoam cost more time and money and are only half as efficient as the Acoustiblok solution, I definitively recommend to give Acoustiblok a try, you´ll be impressed, just like us!!!
PROJECT: Calderón Guardia Hospital: New E.R. Building
INGENIERIA Y CONSULTORIA ALFA (Acoustic consultants)
I recently purchased “Acoustiblok” for the purpose of reducing suspension and road noise in my 1999 Corvette Coupe. After reading an article in Corvette Fever Magazine about noise reduction using a product called “Koolmat” I decided to investigate. Koolmat appears to be an excellent product which comes precut making installation easy, however Koolmat is expensive, about $650.00 plus shipping.
Upon further investigation on the internet, I found Acoustiblok as an excellent alternative. The total cost is about $200.00, you will need about 45 to 50 square feet for the coupe. By using Acoustiblok I had to make patterns out of poster board for all of the pieces needed. Cuttings patterns was time consuming, but easy to do. I used 3M spray adhesive (yellow) to secure the pieces in place, just make sure to properly ventilate the work area.
The final result, my Corvette is much quieter and much more enjoyable for long drives, I can even hear the CD at 75 miles per hour. I am very pleased with the people at Acoutiblok who were very helpful with installation tips and shipment of the product.
Should you have any questions I would be happy to help my Corvette friends.
Grand Junction, Colorado
Just wanted to let you know that I installed your Acoustiblok product in the wheel wells of our 2004 Chevy Impala and both my wife and I are quite pleased with the results. Looking at several auto industry reviews on the Chevy Impala, about the only negative (and the most common) put forward by reviewers about the car was road noise. I can honestly say that your product has significantly improved upon that. I am glad I found out about Acoustiblok.
Dear Ms. Myers
Some time ago you supplied me two rolls of Acoustiblok which I used in the “media room” of the house I was constructing. It has been a long project getting (nearly) done with the house, and even longer getting my home theater equipment out of the boxes and set up, but I can tell you I am quite pleased with the results.
The house is a single level over a basement (unfinished), so there was no attempt to acoustically isolate the ceiling or the floor. There are several walls throughout the house that were built with double stud or offset stud framing, filled with fiberglass batts. This has provided some level of reference for comparision with the room with Acoustiblok, which also has the vertical drywall installed over resilient channel over the Acoustiblok.
Even with the sound cranked up, the room is remarkably quiet from adjacent rooms. The only weak links are the floor joists and the door, which even though an exterior grade solid oak door with a compression vinyl seal, “leaks” some sound. This room does a much better job at sound isolation than the other rooms with the only offset studs and fiberglass.
Appreciate your personal attention to getting this out to me quickly, and also for finding very economical freight shipping.
We have been in the custom audio/Video business for over 35 years, and for the last several years we have been using Acoustiblok in virtually all of our home theaters. We have found it a very significant benefit in stopping sound interference in the home or in the theater room.
Many of our theaters are over $200,000 and the last thing our client wants to hear is “…turn it down, the sound is going all over the house”, or a neighbor complaining about the sound. This is a “win-win” for us and the client. The installation is simple and easily adapts to changes on site.
We have tried other systems which did help, but were extremely time consuming and complex. And of course, making a change or moving a wall using one of the suspended wall systems is all but impossible.
Please feel free to call us for personal experience references. It really does work well.
Home Theater Department
Sensuous Sound Systems
Tampa, Florida (813) 988-7059
I live in an older hi-rise condo on Bayshore and, while the building is extremely well built, I have one contiguous wall with a neighbor where sound was “bleeding” through (in fact they could tell what TV program I was watching or radio station I was listening to – I’m the loud one).
After doing some research I decided to install Acoustiblok. A friend and I did it in one day. The product has exceeded my expectations and I now have a happy neighbor.
Susan from Tampa
My client came to me from one of our local builders living in a 2.5 million dollar home on the water. Everything was nice except with one exception, across the inlet was a train track.
Although this normally would not be a problem during the day, it became quite the nuisance at night because the train would come 2 to 3 times a night between the hours of 1:00 am to 5:00 am. Frustrated he called the builder and explained the problem. The builder suggested Hurricane proof windows, you know the ones with the thick glass, they have a very high STC rating 3 to 4 times that of a normal window. Now, although that helped a little, you could still hear the train in the background, and that’s were Acoustiblok came in. Only living in the U.S. 6 months out of the yea, we decided to tear out the drywall on the entire top floor after applying the acoustiblok to the ceiling, walls and floors of the three bedrooms. Then reapplied the drywall, and to everybody’s amazement the once annoying train noise was finally gone
Definitive Electronic Solutions
We installed the Acoustiblok a couple of months ago, in the course of a complete renovation of the bedroom of a man with autism (“Adam”) who has hyper-sensitivities, especially to sound. The renovation included creating a private en suite bathroom. We put Acoustiblok inside the walls between his suite and the rest of the house, and in the ceiling of the rooms below his suite.
As well as the Acoustiblok, lots of mineral wool insulation was packed in. The walls and ceiling were relined with half-inch plaster board (not just drywall). And the door to the suite was replaced with a solid “Safe and Sound” type. Adam says Acoustiblok does provide more sound insulation. He has said that now “I sleep like a baby”. (I note that if he is suffering a food reaction, he can still have some insomnia. But he is much less disturbed by external sounds).
Most sounds from inside his suite are hardly audible in the rest of the house. So, for the greater part of the time, when he is coping, others do not have to be disturbed. This promotes greater independence. For example, the filling of his bathtub cannot be heard outside his suite. This quality can create some challenges of its own. For example, when he is in distress and needs help. We have to address these challenges by other kinds of technology.
We had some constraints that may have limited the total effectiveness of the Acoustiblok installation here.
- As I reported to you, the larger roll was damaged in transit, some sharp handling equipment slashing through the first six linear feet of the roll. So the contractors who installed the Acoustiblok had to be a bit mean in stretching the rest to fit the space. They had to cut and splice the material more than we would have liked.
- No documentation, such as installation instructions, arrived with the material (presumably because of the damage in transit). So I printed out your excellent material from the Internet. I consider the contractors did a fair job of installation. I worked hard to educate them in the qualities and purposes of a product that was new for them. But I think that having good accompanying documentation would have made them understand more clearly how essential it is to thoroughly line the entire area, and to pay attention to soundproofing, light fixtures, receptacles etc.
On balance, we are very glad we installed Acoustiblok. I intend to recommend it to other agencies and families planning to build or retrofit living accommodation for people with extreme sensory challenges. Please keep me posted about any new information or other developments.
Elizabeth Bloomfield, M.D.
Guelph Services for the Autistic
Southern Ontario, Canada
After discovering the Acoustiblok product I was immediately interested in installing it into our home theater that I was in the process of remodeling. In the existing basement area, the ceiling and three walls were already framed, insulated, and dry-walled. After studying the application methods recommended by Acoustiblok at the time, I was disappointed to see that there was really no elegant way to address soundproofing* “finished” walls.
Theater in the Home Expert
I have used the Acoustiblok products for over a year now and my clients have been thrilled with its performance. Once you get used to the weight of the material, it is easy to install, cut and bend. With a little explanation of the process, I can even leave it up to the clients contractor to install. Definitely a good “bang for the buck” product.
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