Program Summary and Accomplishments
The goal of the Monterey Peninsula Airport District Residential Soundproofing Program was to reduce noise in both single and multi-family properties near the Airport to meet Federal and State noise standards. Acoustical treatments are improvements which reduce interior noise levels within habitable spaces. These treatments included door and window replacements, weatherstripping, vent baffles, attic insulation, and possible wall and ceiling modifications.
The main benefit of the program was a noticeable reduction in interior noise levels in habitable spaces. Although no property can be totally “soundproofed” from external noise, acoustical noise measurements were taken before and after construction to show reductions in noise level.