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  1. Insulation
    I have a basement office with a suspended (drop) ceiling with ~1" thick panels (see photos). We get quite a bit of noise from the living room, above, so we had our contractor insulate between the floor joists above the drop ceiling. He used batts of Rockwool Safe and Sound. My concern is...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    I am in the process of buying a house and I plan to put in a legal secondary suite in the lower level. I want to improve the ceiling downstairs for sound as well as fire rating (fire rating easier than sound I believe). I don't believe there is insulation between the joists downstairs so I am...
  3. Insulation
    A friend is buying over a hundred 2'x2' silicone mats to put on his walls for soundproofing. These are the types of mats often used on gym floors. They're black silicone approx 1/2" thick with suction cup attachments, I suppose those help by adding an air barrier. Just curious what y'all think.
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    The apartment owner is going to convert the next door apartment's garage into a bedroom for that apartment. That room shares a common wall with my main living space. I stay up late nights (really late) watching videos, listening to music and have the occasional coughing/hacking jag associated...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    So I've been doing some research and I'm seeing some mixed descriptions and just having troubles finding a definite product for my project. I'm currently making a music room in my basement. I'm looking to put up TWO layers of 5/8" Drywall on the ceiling. I would like to do a resilient...
  6. Insulation
    Hi all, hope you are well. I have a sliding door in my apartment between my living room and bedroom. I have sealed the sliding door so that it does not move anymore between the two rooms, for privacy reasons (we are 2 roommates seeking to convert the 1 bedroom apartment to a 2 bed apartment...
  7. Insulation
    I am in Germany and have a small music venue in an old building that also has a small hotel above me. I need to soundproof the ceiling. Besides not playing music, what is the best way to prevent music from being heard by those on the floor above us? Does anyone have any experience...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I could really use some help to see if I'm on a right track here or not. Some background: We live in a 110 year old brick 2 story row house. It's ultimately a brick duplex with a flimsy partition/party wall. Party wall is plaster with single layer of loose brick in between. Neighbor is...
  9. Windows and Doors
    I'm looking to reduce sound coming through a door, and I found this one door sweep that's specifically for soundproofing. It has a rubber loop on the bottom that's supposed to help. How much better would this be than a regular door sweep?
  10. Home Theater
    I am planning to build a media room [home theatre] in ½ of my garage. I have room for up to 15 x 9 size. Due to the garage door tracks the ceiling would have to go from 8' to 7' at the rear or 7' for the entire room. I am leaning toward the sloping ceiling. How will that effect the acoustics...
  11. Building & Construction
    We have noisy neighbors who are keeping us awake at night. Since we're remodeling the master bedroom anyway, we want to suppress sound in its two exterior walls, as well as one interior wall (plus one exterior wall in the adjoining master bath). The bedroom gets cold in the winter and hot in the...
  12. Flooring
    I have an under / over duplex with very poor sound isolation between the 2 units. The building is a 1970s wood construction, with 2x10 joists, 16" span and no insulation between the floors. I am completely renovating the upstairs unit and want to reduce both impact and airborne noise, which...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    I need advice on what to do and materials to help soundproof my new apartment so that less outside noises get in and less of my own noise goes out and disturbs neighbors. I don't need to fully block it, I just want to dampen it as much as possible. My walls are made of cement and windows are...
  14. Building & Construction
    I'm creating a staggered wall from an existing wall using 2x2 to fur out. I'm ready to place the studs in the wall, but am wondering if there is a 'trick' in the placement to properly accommodate the sheetrock (2 layers 5/8", 1st layer horizontal, 2nd layer vertical). The existing studs are...
  15. Carpentry
    Hello! We just moved in to a 1961 ranch with old hollow core doors. I think they are made of luan. Well, the seem to do absolutely nothing to help stop sound transmission. It has already become a problem to have to be super (SUPER) quiet in the house while someone is sleeping. I was...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hi guys, We moved into a new house a few months back. I'm thinking about mitigating street noise coming from the relatively busy 2 lane street with a bus stop about 20 feet away from the house. It's an old row house with single pane windows + storm windows and what looks like either original...
  17. Flooring
    I recently moved into a condo that has hardwood floors. The people from the unit below are complaining they can hear me walking especially when I'm in the living room and kitchen area because that is right about their bed room. Is there any way to dampen the sound from walking with out having to...
  18. Remodeling
    Ok. We have an odd situation. First off- we own a loft- in which the upstairs neighbor decided to put in hardwood floors without soundproofing. The HOA can't do anything about this- so we're on our own. The biggest problem is the bedroom- It has one brick wall, one load bearing wall, then two...
  19. Building & Construction
    To sound-proof between rooms I'm going to drill down between studs from the attic and put a foam insulation like "Great Stuff" down into each wall cavity. Does anyone have experience doing this? I'm wondering how much should go down into a standard 16" wide cavity? They say to fill to 50%, but...
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