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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing your Condo, Townhouse or Bed & Breakfast => Topic started by: eoghan101 on September 02, 2015, 08:25:16 PM

Title: Stopping truck and motorbike vibration
Post by: eoghan101 on September 02, 2015, 08:25:16 PM
Hi All,

I live on the top floor of a five story apartment building next to a busy road. I get a lot of vibration and low frequency noise coming in.
I have got secondary glazing fitted on all the windows using Stadip Silence laminated glass, but this has not solved the problem.
I had a that it is possible to put dampening mats under the carpet to stop vibration. Is this likely to solve the problem?
What other options are available to me?

Thanks,

E
Title: Re: Stopping truck and motorbike vibration
Post by: Randy S on September 02, 2015, 09:17:30 PM
Using our mass loaded vinyl w/closed cell foam would be the most cost effective approach.
in conjunction with 8lb rebond carpet padding.
http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/Mass-Loaded-Vinyl-48W-w_Closed-Cell-30-Roll/productinfo/09-00005CC-54R/

If you are trying to address the entire unit or a bedroom, most likely require you to float the entire room. Floor, walls and ceiling would have to be decoupled from the structure.

Randy S.

 
Title: Re: Stopping truck and motorbike vibration
Post by: eoghan101 on September 02, 2015, 10:08:37 PM
Hi Randy,

Thanks for the quick reply. The noise is coming from one wall in two rooms. The third room that is being effected has two walls facing the road.
Do you think the  Vinyl matt would make a noitcable difference or am I just throwing good money after bad?
How big an operation is it to float an entire unit? I am guessing that it could be cheaper to move than to fix this.
Title: Re: Stopping truck and motorbike vibration
Post by: Randy S on September 02, 2015, 10:28:52 PM
Lets do 1 bedroom so you can decide on the rest of the unit.. cost vs. reduction.

Remove all sheet rock, insulate if needed, staple #1lb 1/8" mass loaded vinyl to studs tape and caulk.
http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/1-MLV-48-x-30-roll/productinfo/09-00005-48-30/


Use clips and channel the hang 2 layers 5/8" sheet rock.
http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/SSP-Clips-1/productinfo/09-IS/

the installation of these type of materials is very very important not to make any mistakes. Normally I like to discuss the rules of installation with clients and contractors alike to insure proper installation


Feel free to contact me direct.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 3095