Condo Noise Barrier In Ceiling???? - Insulation - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 03-14-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 274
Default

Condo noise barrier in ceiling????


Hi group, the crap condo I own in Long Beach Ca. is driving me crazy with the cow woman above me. She stomps around and it drives me nuts. I added 10" of insulation in between the joists (had to cut the drywall open to do this) and it helped but of course the cow installed wood floors to screw me over.

I am wondering if anyone has added rubber sheets and then drywall to deaden noise and if so how much did this help.

My condo construction is literally the worst I've ever seen it's her floor air space and then my drywall. That's the ceiling, as I said I blew insulation in but that's about it.

If you have any leads, tips, or advice I'm open, I might sell it but it is very upsetting...
dfphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-14-2015, 03:27 PM   #2
Member
 
ZTMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Mountain Pa
Posts: 1,982
Rewards Points: 20
Default


Every time I hear about reducing noise, its with an extra layer of drywall. Here is a brief description, and this fellow describes a special glue. Insulation, like you did will do some good, but that doesn't address noise transmission through the framing

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/soundproof-condo-3039.html
ZTMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-14-2015, 04:45 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 2,444
Rewards Points: 144
Default


http://www.atsacoustics.com/item--Gr...&kw=1040-GGS-S

Add another layer of drywall with this in between the 2 layers.You can also buy drywall made for soundproofing but it is very pricey.
mako1 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mako1 For This Useful Post:
Windows on Wash (03-14-2015)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-14-2015, 04:51 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 274
Default


Thanks I already have read things like this, my buddy is a framing/drywall union guy and he told me the construction is why it's so darn loud.

I want to hear from someone who's done something about it...
dfphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2015, 04:58 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 2,444
Rewards Points: 144
Default


I am a remodeling contractor and have soundproofed many rooms including some recording studios.This is the most cost effective method and would probably work for you.All you need to block are low level frequencies.
mako1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2015, 06:07 PM   #6
Drywall and Painting Pro
 
Sir MixAlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melbourne Beach, Florida
Posts: 975
Rewards Points: 1,182
Blog Entries: 1
Default


Here's some products that might help your situation dfphoto.

I just finished up a soundproofing project where a bunch of thumping was coming through a master bedroom wall from a home theater.

I added a layer of Gold Bond® BRAND 5/8″ SoundBreak® XP® Gypsum Board with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound in between the existing wall and the new sound board. Next (before finishing the drywall) I applied Green Glue Noiseproofing Sealant- It helps seal the gaps to prevent unwanted noise from entering the room.

I have more photos and info here on my website: http://peckdrywallandpainting.com/so...-reduce-noise/

Good luck and hope you don't have to sell your condo.
__________________
-Paul
Checkout my YouTube Channel with 90,000 Subscribers and over 13,000,000 Views
https://www.youtube.com/paulpeck
Sir MixAlot is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sir MixAlot For This Useful Post:
Windows on Wash (03-16-2015)
Old 03-14-2015, 09:17 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 274
Default


wow thanks a lot I figured it was low level noise but this chick is literally a moose....I get water noise as well meaning we deadened the toilet but the incoming shower is another story...


I'll take a look at those products...
dfphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2015, 09:18 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 274
Default


One more question, how do you buy that a construction supply? definitely not orange store or blue store right?


I suppose in Los angeles I can find anything.
dfphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2015, 09:26 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 274
Default


Ok last question, if I added the gold bond and the glue etc how much reduction would you say 30% the main noise is walking/thumping, TV set, and more high pitched noise in the kitchen slamming cabinet doors and coffee mug on counter tops.... that kind of noise. Thanks Dave
dfphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2015, 09:42 PM   #10
Drywall and Painting Pro
 
Sir MixAlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melbourne Beach, Florida
Posts: 975
Rewards Points: 1,182
Blog Entries: 1
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by dfphoto View Post
One more question, how do you buy that a construction supply? definitely not orange store or blue store right?


I suppose in Los angeles I can find anything.
Just google "drywall supply store" in your area. I'm sure there are a few in Los Angeles. If none of them stock the soundboard, they can special order it for you.
__________________
-Paul
Checkout my YouTube Channel with 90,000 Subscribers and over 13,000,000 Views
https://www.youtube.com/paulpeck
Sir MixAlot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2015, 09:59 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 274
Default


Thank you sir mix a lot...
dfphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dfphoto For This Useful Post:
Sir MixAlot (03-15-2015)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dripping noise from ceiling qb4006 Plumbing 3 01-18-2013 08:43 PM
Vapor Barrier on ceiling jdcole Insulation 3 07-30-2012 03:22 PM
Insulate / vapor barrier drop ceiling question joeh Insulation 9 01-10-2012 10:56 PM
Reduce noise of air handler through ceiling bigburb HVAC 2 09-13-2010 08:38 PM
Condo Drop Ceiling transformed into a Lighted Trey Ceiling Sir MixAlot Project Showcase 14 06-28-2008 07:58 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts