Author Topic: my ceiling is their floor...constant pounding of Kids running & crying!!  (Read 5222 times)

willow

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Hey, truly hope you folks can help me.

Upstairs has a 2 year old that runs marathons throughout their unit from 5 am to 11pm 7 days aweek!!!!!! Now they have a new baby (cute little thing) that, of course, wails at all hours!

Ive been fortunate to share this house with great neighbours upstairs AND a great landlord BUT Ive GOT to have some quiet!! Especially when I cant hear my TV for all the noise upstairs or cant sleep for my work shifts due to upstair noise. The ceiling is completely drywalled & painted.

Ive heard about Acoustic Paints that are supposed to help. Has anyone had any experience with this and if so, what is your opinion?
I am SO open to any reasonable suggestion! Cheers! Stephanie

Randy S

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Acoustic Paints are for dampeneing and will not reduce the impact and airborne noise from above. If the unit above has carpet the you can use a MLV w/Closed Cell foam underlayment beneath the carpet and padding. If the unit has a wood or tile floor you will have to soundproof from the ceiling below which would require removing the existing ceiling.
Here is the link for the MLV w/ Closed cell foam.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/flooring.htm

Randy Sieg

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willow

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Thanks Randy
Yep the folks upstairs have laminate wood floors, with no carpeting.
Is there anything I can do, being the downstairs tenant, short of telling my landlord to rip up my ceiling or lose a great tenant?? Im already hearing impaired & without my hearing aids can still hear the thumping & crying of the kiddies......sigh

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well that doesnt surprise me that you can still hear the impact without your hearing aids in, this is a good example how the human body can absorb impact and SPL.
Im sorry to say without decoupling the ceiling from the existing structure you will not stop the transmission into your unit.

Randy Sieg

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www.soundproofing.org
888-942-7723
Ph. 760-752-3030
Fax.760-752-3040

 

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