Author Topic: I live over an apartment  (Read 3331 times)


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I live over an apartment
« on: October 07, 2011, 06:48:17 PM »
As I am typing this message I can hear the tv directly below me and "feel" the vibration of the sound in my gut....when I say that I can hear the sounds I don't mean that I can make out the words but I know when it is a tv as opposed to a real person speaking.

 I'm willing to install sound channel downstairs on the ceiling and re-sheetrock without tearing down what is already there.

I need new floor coverings upstairs anyway, so I'm willing to apply a new subsurface on top of my existing subfloor too and recarpet... BUT I have concerns that sound, especially the loud snoring, will simply travel up thru the walls which has wall plates laying directly onto the existing plywood subfloor, so I'd continue to be assaulted by the sounds coming at me sideways from the walls....a "hook shot"?

Randy S

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Re: I live over an apartment
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 04:40:11 PM »
1)The "flank" will remain unless you soundproof the walls below as well.... therefore you assess based on diminishing point of return.

2) you can not add a decoupled system to an existing ceiling without removing existing drywall or plaster, you will create the triple leaf and could potentially increase your problem.

in this situation based of cost vs reduction value / I would simply pull my carpet and padding.
Use a layer of MLV w/closed cell foam under my padding and carpet.