Author Topic: soundproofing a ceiling  (Read 3377 times)

dj nappi

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soundproofing a ceiling
« on: June 28, 2002, 06:40:35 AM »

i recently moved into a rehabbed vintage condo building to disver that i can hear my neighbors above every footsteps. what can be done to solve this problem?


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Re: soundproofing a ceiling
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2002, 04:29:48 PM »
One thing you should do, is see if the upstairs neighbors would install carpeting or at least area rugs. It is best to stay on good terms with the upstairs neighbors, but you should voice your concerns about the "foot fall" noise to them. If they are reluctant to help you with this problem you might need to consider floating the ceiling, with either resilient channels (RC's) or by using the SSP sound clips. If you are not a construction type of person, you will probably need to hire a contractor, or a drywall specialist. This method involves creating a false ceiling which isolates your condo ceiling from the floor joists above, and offers a resilient ceiling which in turn will work the sound wave, expending most of it's energy, and the sounds from above should be held to a tolerable level.
Go to the website and read about the SSP sound clips,and (RC) there is a wealth of knowledge there, and it's all free for the reading. Good luck!
Bob O.