Author Topic: Desperate for some help/advice.  (Read 3428 times)


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Desperate for some help/advice.
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:23:25 PM »
I live in a single family home belonging to a historical district in my town. A restaurant has moved into the property adjacent to my home. Their outdoor patio is driving me insane. I can hear it in both bedrooms in my home and my bathroom. I currently have a 6ft wooden fence that separates my home for their property, but there is only about 30ft between my home and their outdoor patio. My windows sit above the fence line. Where do I start?

Randy S

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Re: Desperate for some help/advice.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 04:36:30 PM »
There are a few ways to handle these type of noise problems and most times the best solution tends to be the hardest to achieve....Here are your options.

A) check your local ordinance and see what the noise regulations are, and if they are in compliance. If they are not in compliance you can have them soundproof the patio area.

B) See if you can get a variance to build a higher fence that can be soundproofed (8'+ min.). The fence must be higher than line of sight by min 10%. This solution would be for single story home, if you have 2 stories then the reduction for the second floor would be minimum.

C) Soundproof your windows. Due to the historical district I'm not sure what modifications you can and can not do..Here is a link for those options. Usually what I find in this situation is the window plug solution ends up winning in the end.