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First time Condo owner with some questions
« on: December 04, 2011, 02:43:40 AM »
Howdy all. Please bear with me and my descriptions, I'm not literate in home construction.

I recently purchased a one side of a ranch style condo. It is brand new and was Amish built. According to the builder, the shared wall is over 15" thick and soundproofed "up the wazoo". I have no idea what the composition is between the walls, but I believe him. I've never heard a peep from the other side, and the neighbor has never heard my rambunctious 3 year old - he can cause quite a racket.

However, we can hear sound through the other side through the basement. Our basements are 10 feet high, and the shared concrete wall between the 2 runs 9 feet high. The additional foot from what I can tell is just 2x6's and plywood stuffed with insulation.


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Re: First time Condo owner with some questions
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 02:52:00 AM »
...1000 character limit?

....As it is right now my basement is unfinished and completely open, and I'm thinking the reason we're hearing sound transfer in the basement is because essentially we have a 1350 sq ft echo chamber. I'm assuming the sound will deaden once we finish off the basement, but I'd like to do something about that 1 foot gap where the concrete stops and the floors start.

I have a large surround sound system and the bass transfers to the other condo, this much I know. I will be relocating this to the basement when it's completed. I'm sure the concrete will help quite a lot of this, but I want to be able to have the tunes cranked without worrying about the neighbor.

How would you guys suggest I tackle this? Thanks in advance!

Randy S

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Re: First time Condo owner with some questions
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 10:21:32 PM »
Ok, if you want to be able to "crank it" and not bother the neighbor then we are going to have to do this over the you can tell there is a 1,000 character limit and I would end up writing a novel.
So when you have a few minutes to talk you can reach me direct.

Randy S. ext 104.