Author Topic: Rental Apartment  (Read 3846 times)


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Rental Apartment
« on: February 28, 2010, 11:20:24 PM »
Im in  a rental apartment-its an olden wooden structure building, you could hear everything!! The people above me have no carpet, and though the law says they need to, the landlord claims that the person's "handicap" (she uses a scooter outside, but once inside walks around) allows her to get around allows her to get around that. I love the apartment itself, but we hear their TV, the conversations, and footsteps. What can we do to reduce the noise?

Randy S

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Re: Rental Apartment
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 04:30:20 PM »
As a renter, Nothing. However, the owner of the unit can do a Retrofit decoupled ceiling system. This is the only way to achieve a reduction without changing the flooring above.
This is not a cheap project and would run about $7.00 sqft. just in my materials alone not including drywall etc. and install.
And would lower the ceiling height by 2 5/8" . If you want to proceed with the project feel free to contact me directly, my contact info is below.