If you have an existing wall that you'd rather not
strip down to the studs, we have the product for you. WallDamp Retrofit
can be applied to existing walls in a snap. Now you can enjoy all
the unique benefits of WallDamp without having to tear down existing
walls or build new walls. While our product comes with an excellent
non-toxic and non-volatile adhesive, you still must screw the sheetrock
to the wall as required by your local building code.
Retrofit works with just about any existing wall sheathing which
is typically sheetrock, concrete, wood or plywood. As long as the
wall is a continuous flat surface, this product is applied the same
way one would install another layer of sheetrock.
WallDamp Retrofit is also the product of choice
for concrete basement walls, with the help of furring strips. See
below for more on this.
What is remarkable about WallDamp
construction is that it not only keeps sound and vibration from
passing through the surfaces of the room but that it actually
absorbs it. By comparison, a concrete room is well known for keeping
sound from getting out, but it’s bad for the person left
in the room, the listener. If sound can’t get out of a room
it has to stay in the room and reverberate. Carpet, draperies
and furnishings may provide some acoustic friction inside the
room to attenuate sounds in the treble range but they supply little
to no absorption for sounds in the bass range.
That is why concrete rooms are very
‘’boomy’’ sounding. When sounds or vibrations
try to pass through the walls, floor or ceiling of a room, it
causes those surfaces and the structure behind each of them to
move. When a wall, floor or ceiling vibrates, it changes shape.
The WallDamp system uses WallDamp to separate each of the parts
that make up the wall, floor or ceiling. Any movement at all by
the wall, floor or ceiling causes a distortion of the WallDamp.
This distortion in the WallDamp absorbs the sound energy and any
vibration is quieted.
Retrofit on Concrete
When high powered audio such as a powered sub-woofer
is present in a basement home theater, sound is trapped by thick
concrete walls. WallDamp Retrofit calms the room down by damping
excess sound and shocks, so you can enjoy the movie without distraction.
Bass is not reduced or diminished, instead, it gets more detailed
and "buzz free".
WallDamp Retrofit is the only product available
that can make a solid immoveable concrete wall into a flexible sound