RESIDENTIAL SPACES: BRINGING
SOUNDS TO LIFE
You spend hours poring over paint colors
and fabric swatches. But an invisible and often-overlooked
detail can vastly affect the enjoyment of your home – Sound.
With experience in diverse residential environments,
Riedel works with home and condo owners, contractors, architects
and interior designers to develop audio
solutions for pre-construction and existing structures. We also provide noise
We can create the optimal
listening environment for a home theater, optimize sound transmission in interior
spaces, and quiet noise and vibration from outside sources—like
traffic, airports, and railroads. Our services also include
design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC),
plumbing and other mechanical systems to keep the noise levels
at a minimum.
Consultation Services Include:
- Acoustical Design for Residential Spaces
- Single Family Homes
- Multiple Family Dwelling Units
- Testing and Analysis of Residential Areas for the Likelihood of Noise Disturbance
- Testing and Analysis of Acoustical Products
- Testing and Analysis of Unwanted Noise
- Noise Control Design – Exterior to Interior
- Noise Control Design – Between Adjoining Residences
- Design and Consultation for Home Theaters
- Acoustical Testing, Analysis, and Evaluation of Proposed or Existing Spaces
- Noise Levels
- Sound Distribution
- Sound Transmission
Sound Transmission Testing
Professional Services & Fees
Scott R. Riedel & Associates, LTD. offers comprehensive sound transmission testing services to residences, business, and industrial clients nationwide. Our work for you will include onsite testing, data recording, and the development of a clear, readable report document. All field testing work will be performed according to the applicable national and international standards.
Airborne Noise Testing: Measures airborne sound transmission through wall or floor/ceiling assemblies. Shows existing sound insulation from sources including human voices, machinery, musical instruments, or stereo equipment. Airborne noise is rated in Field-STC (Sound Transmission Class) units.
Official Test Standards Followed: ISO 140-4 (ASTM E336-97), Airborne Noise Rating: ISO 717-1
Cost: $300 per partition
Impact Noise Testing: Measures structure-borne sound transmission through floor/ceiling assemblies. Shows existing sound insulation from footsteps or dog toenails in the unit above. Impact noise is rated in Field-IIC (Impact Isolation Class) units.
Official Test Standards Followed: ISO 140-7 (ASTM E1007-97), Impact Noise Rating: ISO 717-2
Cost: $300 per partition plus tapping machine rental fee.
The rental fee for a Bruel & Kjaer 3207 Tapping Machine, estimated to be about $600.00 plus approximately $75 shipping.
These expenses will be billed at cost, with rental receipt documentation provided.
Scope of Work:
Each partition measured will include:
- Onsite measurement of wall or floor/ceiling partition noise control performance.
- Field testing procedures in accordance with ASTM standards and with appropriate equipment.
- Data recording.
- Comprehensive Field-IIC or Field-STC Report document for each tested partition.
Any travel expense related to your project will be mutually agreed upon in advance. Mileage is billed at current Federal Government allowance (currently $0.55 per mile), and any fares or tolls are billed at cost. Travel time is billed at a reduced rate of $35.00 per hour and is not figured into the above per-partition rate.
As we are not the representatives of any equipment supplier or acoustical material manufacturer, we are able to consult and advise in an objective manner with only the best interests of the client in mind.
Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions. We are here to help!