Author Topic: Renting in a 10 year old apartment building  (Read 4145 times)


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Renting in a 10 year old apartment building
« on: January 23, 2011, 02:19:14 AM »
I live in a bachelor apartment on the top floor in an apartment building that is mostly college students.  I recently graduated and that's why I still live there, rent is great so I don't want to move.  I have a night job so I try to sleep in the day, the key word here is trying, I'm a light sleeper and every time I start to fall asleep some one decides they need to run either up or down the stairs, which is right where my bed is.  I've tried ear plugs but that doesn't work, when they stomp on the stairs.  Recently it's been worst because the landlord changed to a vinyl tile from carpet only on my floor at the top of the stairs and in the hallway, my apartment has a thin carpet wall to wall, excluding the kitchen and bathroom.  I'm on a budget so I'm looking for something cheap but affective.  I'm getting desperate for sleep, I don't have another place to go to get some.  Help please.

Randy S

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Re: Renting in a 10 year old apartment building
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 03:49:30 PM »
I'm sorry to say that there is nothing you can really do that will be effective for this type of noise issue. The main transmission path is through the structure entirely, in order to reduce this problem you would have to decouple the stairs from the building. Any other approach would be a band aid and most likely not yield the desired results based on the cost invested.
Have them put the carpet and padding back on the stairs.