Author Topic: Neighbors constant basketball playing  (Read 3992 times)

Ms Rusek

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Neighbors constant basketball playing
« on: April 11, 2006, 12:44:52 PM »
My neighbor's kids play basketball about 15 feet away from my living room wall.  The noise goes on for anywhere from 5 to 7 hours every evening.  I really don't know what I can do to keep the noise from entering my living room.  Is there anything I can do to an existing wall to keep this noise out?


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Re: Neighbors constant basketball playing
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006, 03:30:38 AM »
Most of the noise is coming in through the windows.  A second set of windows will dampen the noise dramatically.

Expensive though.


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Re: Neighbors constant basketball playing
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006, 05:37:54 PM »
Hi Ms Rusek,

If you only want to treat your existing walls to keep out the noise, then the most simple and effective thing to do is use Green Glue sandwiched between existing and a new layer of dry wall.  For info on Green Glue see

Another, more labor an material intesive, method is to cover the existing wall with two layers of MLV and a finish layer of drywall.  This will add 40 STC to existing walls, only take up 7/8", and more than triple the noise blocking capacity of the walls.