We get a lot of enquiries for tapping tests for different projects. Here is a video we made that shows a tapping test in progress.
Here is (a small part) of a tapping test (impact sound insulation test) conducted on 22/06/2016 at Walsh Bay in Sydney.
Our client tested the performance of Acoustica's AngelStep GOLD 8 acoustic underlay for use under an engineered timber floor surface on a concrete slab.
To conduct the test the existing carpet & underlay were removed, a sample construction of the intended flooring was installed onto the chosen acoustic underlay. An acoustic technician measured the noise at the destination apartment whilst another technician moved the testing machine into various configurations. It took around 50 minutes to conduct this test.
The impact sound insulation tests were undertaken in accordance with International Standard IOS 140-7 1998 Acoustics - Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements - Part 7: Field measurements of impact insulation of floors. The tests were independently certified.
There is a charge for this service.