Author Topic: Soundproofing a common wall (wood beam only)?  (Read 4156 times)


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Soundproofing a common wall (wood beam only)?
« on: August 25, 2009, 12:43:41 PM »
Hello.  We just recently got new neighbors in our condo building and now we realize how great it was having an empty condo next to ours.  The common wall (which happens to be our bedroom and not sure what it is for our neighbor) is a 9 foot high dry wall with an exposed wood beam on top.  We also have exposed brick and a wood beam ceiling. 

We can hear his TV, conversations pretty clearly at times (obviously when he/it is louder).  The strange part is that the noise is coming from up high, near the ceiling.  When I press my ear against the wall, I don't hear a thing.  So I'm thinking the noise is being carried up through the wood beam.

Is there a way for me to put in some sound proof tiles over the wood beam to absorb most of the noise?  Any other solution possible?  (Anything short of tearing down the common wall will be appreciated.)


Randy S

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Re: Soundproofing a common wall (wood beam only)?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 05:02:27 PM »
You can adhere MLV w/psa to the beams, most likely you will have to close and seal them up with drywall.