Author Topic: New Townhouse  (Read 3038 times)

NoiseFree

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New Townhouse
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:32:20 PM »
I recently purchased a new construction townhouse.  I have one joining wall and my neighbor's kitchen and bathroom is on the other side of that joining wall.  As a result, I can hear everytime they open and close their cabinets, aside from this I hear very little other noise.  I have researched soundproofing and was wondering if quiet rock and quiet batt are my best options.  I do not mind having to take down the wall and re-doing it if this will solve the issue.  Yet, these are both very expensive options and if this does not work, I would be quite upset.  Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated!  Thanks!

Randy S

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Re: New Townhouse
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 12:19:00 AM »
you must decouple from the structure in order to reduce structure impact noise (the cabinets closing) if it just airborne noise (people talking etc) than you can add mass loaded vinyl and a new layer of drywall to reduce that type of noise.

NoiseFree

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Re: New Townhouse
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 07:16:06 PM »
Thanks Randy...but I am not familiar with decoupling.  How does this work?

Randy S

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Re: New Townhouse
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 11:27:39 PM »
You must remove the existing drywall and install clips and channel then re install the drywall so you break the connection from the structure to the drywall.

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Randy S.

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