Author Topic: Slump-block walls  (Read 2917 times)

sleeplessinseattle

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Slump-block walls
« on: October 20, 2005, 06:46:57 AM »
Hi, I am new to this site, and am thrilled to read your posts & to know that I'm not the only one at wits end. >:(

Let me preface this by saying that I am an extremely light sleeper.  I sleep with a white-noise machine, but am continually awakened by the footsteps of a very quiet neighbor above me gets up several times during the night.  

I am looking at purchasing a condo.  It has slump-block walls.  The sidewalk to the laundry and the parking lot runs right past the bedroom window.  I could hear the realtor clip-clopping by outside while I was in the bedroom.  

3 questions:

1.  Is the noise I heard coming thru the slump-block walls, or just coming thru the window, or both?

2.  Is it more effective to sound-proof a ceiling or to soundproof a slump-block wall with a window?  I am willing to lose the window if that would help with soundproofing.

3.  How do you find someone to soundproof a room?

I would appreciate any input.  I cannot afford a house, so I am always going to have to deal with the neighbors thing.

Thanks!

 

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