Author Topic: Soundproofing Ceiling of College Kids  (Read 4867 times)


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Soundproofing Ceiling of College Kids
« on: July 18, 2009, 05:57:21 PM »
Hello, I am moving into a bottom apartment in a month.  The people above me are college kids who make a bit of noise. How would I go about soundproofing the ceiling so that I can get some peace and quiet and at the same time make a little noise too?  The only common wall I share is the ceiling so hopefully that makes it a bit cheaper.  The tenants above me say that their apartment is around 900 square feet if that helps.  My budget is around $400-$500 and I would like to order supplies from this website, all I need is someone to point me in the right direction.

Oh and did I mention that the apartment allows dogs?  Is there an economic way I could reduce the noise?  (I dont need to stop it completely but just reduce the barking)

Once again, thanks for any advice!!

Randy S

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Re: Soundproofing Ceiling of College Kids
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 06:26:45 PM »
Well with that budget im not sure how much noise reduction you will get. Especially if that includes the cost of drywall.
Cheapest effective method would be to apply 1/8" #1 MLV w/psa followed by Green glue and a new layer of drywall.
This system drywall excluded would run $3.60sqft not including freight and based on the square footage you have provided your not going to be able to afford to do the whole place. I would suggest that you choose to do just a bedroom ceiling for now.


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Re: Soundproofing Ceiling of College Kids
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 04:28:19 PM »
Couldn't he just add green glue and another layer of drywall without also using MLV? Does adding the MLV to the GG/drywall combination really add much?