Sunday, November 11, 2007

Soundproofing


these apartments have no insulation at all. you pull up the floor and there is about a foot gap of space before the other person's ceiling begins. this means our neighbor can hear every fucking movement you make. and he really don't like it. so we are pulling the floor up to start soundproofing. always something to learn around here.

8 comments:

GoGen said...

Will we see how it's done? Tnx.

Levois said...

I hope you show the actual work.

shelbinator said...

WTF? Neither your landlord nor your neighbor feels the need to help out with this? Jeez.

Clintus McGintus said...

thats so cool that yoy guys are able to do that stuff yourselves. it's like "weekend projects with Jay and Ryanne."

Cheryl said...

I remember that neighbor. He seemed nice, but reminded me of one of my good friends who is super sensitive to sound. If I remember right, he even got mad when your cats run around. You guys are so compassionate - responding by doing a lot of work to help soundproof, rather than assuming he's off his nut. You good people! (waves to White Baby)

ryanne hodson said...

the neighbor is going to help pull up the floor and also pay for the materials. i'm glad to do it, because it's cause for a new floor rather than crappy carpet. so it's all good!

Robert said...

Wow, looking forward to see how you do this. My old flat had similar problems with the neighbour complaining. No soundproofing whatsoever. There's genius to the way you and Jay dive in and get things done.

Now where's my paint brush...?

Dave said...

Wow, that is one horrible floor. I can see it lacks insulation and your neighbors drywall looks like it is attached directly to the beams. This equals direct transfer all noise to your neighbor. It is kind of like living directly under a drum. I hope you post more video of the work. I would like to link to it from my blog http://soundproofingwithdave.com

If you have not already picked out the materials you might want to use of a layer of Green Glue or Quiet Wood. It will help reduce the vibration. You can also lay down a layer of foam back MLV or cork. Then on top of that carpeting with thick padding.
http://www.greengluecompany.com/dealingWithImpactNoise.php