How Does One Sound Proof the Garage?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
January 10, 2009 5:41pm CST
Okay, so I don't mind my son's band practicing in the garage but it does get loud and they practice for hours. Does anyone have a clue how to soundproof the place for really cheap? Carpet, egg cartons????? LOL. Advice is appreciated.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Glue egg crate foam mattress covers to the walls and put card board in the windows. You can also use boxes that you have stored things in. Just stack them against the walls. http://www.homerecordingconnection.com/news.php?action=view_story&id=1398 Also tells how to sound proof your garage. Good luck with boy's band
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I'm thinking that this is not going to look pretty. Thanks for the link deebomb and I'll let you know if my boy's band get a lucky break. Mmmmm, it's a lot of noise right now. But then again, I liked noise when I was young.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Isn't it strange how Our idea of what is music had changed over the years and from one generation to the next.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Jan 09
So true, deebomb.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
11 Jan 09
The egg cartons are the best,during the olympics here,the German TV station used them to soundproof a special room,just nailed them to the wall and painted them black. Hope this helps.
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@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
11 Jan 09
PS. the 2 1/2 dozon size of paper cartons are the best,and no sound gets out.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Painting them black sounds very interesting. I wonder if that would make it really dark inside. Kids love black though.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jan 09
Oh yea,it will be dark. but bands use their own spot lights anyhow,so that would be ok. works good though. Many Blessings
@GardenGerty (88810)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 09
I have little experience with this. I have heard egg cartons. I would also think convoluted mattress pads would work, but they are not free. I would put carpet on the floor to help mellow out the sound as well. If you find something effective and put it up, maybe you can then use cheap paneling over it.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Good advice, good advice. What's convoluted mattress pads?
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@GardenGerty (88810)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 09
That is the fancy name for the eggcrate mattress pads that they use in nursing homes. You can get them at WalMart.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
11 Jan 09
We use styrofoam insulation in our garage. It helps to cut down on the noise from out there so we do not hear much in the house.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
11 Jan 09
carpet might help if ya got some handy.