This Spring-Loaded drywall Screw Is the Future of Soundproofing

Simply replacing ordinary screws with this spring-loaded screw can result in a sound reduction of nine decibels.

We've all been there before. You're trying to get some sleep only to be disturbed by the neighbors' noise. Indeed, noise pollution can be a majorly disconcerting problem. But what if the solution was not more plaster on the walls but rather a simple spring-loaded screw?

That's what a researcher at Malmö University believes. Håkan Wernersson, based at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics, has developed a screw that can halve the perceived sound level of any building and this is great news not only for residents but