Author Topic: Above Garage Dwelling, pls advise  (Read 3022 times)

Dan Schiff

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Above Garage Dwelling, pls advise
« on: August 25, 2003, 08:10:21 PM »
I am building a dwelling space above a 2 car garage. I’ll be living up there. One of the garage spaces is mine, the other is not. I want to reduce the noise I hear when the other person uses the garage below me.
(Garages typically have a standard person sized door and a “garage”  car door. I don’t know better terms, so I’ll call the former the standard-door, and the latter the garage-door)

I am worried about 3 principle things:
1) Slamming impact of the standard-door
2) Opening/closing of the garage door (they can be noisy)
3) Slamming of car doors.

I don’t really have serious budget constraints, and I get to build the entire thing from the ground up.

Impact from a door, could shake the whole place..... any way to reduce that?

Suggestions?