Archive for February, 2011

Soundproofing Your Vehicle

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Have you ever found yourself cringing at the loud sounds coming from the cars of those who seem to be unable to find their volume control switches? The good news is that soundproofing your car with mass loaded vinyl can lessen the sound. The bad news is that if you’re this guy, you’ll still be making quite a bit of noise. Check it out!

Hartfordshire Warner Brothers Studios Demolished

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

The scene at the Warner Brothers studio in Hartfordshire at first seems grim. At least seven different sets, including those used for Harry Potter and James Bond movies, are currently being demolished.

Why? The good news is that the studio isn’t closing. In fact, the group is working to strop ceilings and soundproofing material in order to make room for new sets to be built.  The hope is that they can keep the exterior building frames for some of the buildings can be recycled for use in other hit movies.

Residents Paying Millions for Nursing Home Space

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

In other news, we’ve recently realized just how desperate the elderly are becoming as they search for quality long-term care. The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported that future residents of elderly homes are putting up bonds valued at more than $2 million in order to ensure they’ll have space in a home later in life.

This amount is realistically unreasonable. By the time they’re done paying the bonds they will have spent an amount that is at least 2-3x what they would actually pay for the care itself.

Sounds like the government needs to focus a bit more on making sure there is space so that everyone can receive care. This type of financial abuse is simply unacceptable.

Creating a Soundproof Fence

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Have you ever spent time out in your yard only to find your peaceful bliss interrupted by the sound of your neighbors having a loud conversation, arguing, or simply enjoying their own space? The good news is that while you can’t block all of Mother Nature’s sounds, you can reduce the noise from your neighbors by building a soundproof fence.

How? Simply add some mass loaded vinyl as a sound absorber. This video will give you a quick walk-through.