Category Archive: Residential
An article came out earlier this year titled “Noise is No. 1 Quality-of-Life Complaint in NYC” by Verena Dobnik, and I wanted to contribute some basic solutions for noise reduction to mitigate some of the complaints listed in the article.
Learn how to best soundproof an apartment, cut down on tenant turnover, and make life much quieter for apartment dwellers.
I manage an office building, and we have some mechanical equipment on the ground floor next to the building that has caused some noise complaints. Is there a somewhat easy and affordable solution to this?
My neighbor’s A/C unit is situated close to our house, and the noise is starting to drive me crazy. I know that I can’t ask him to move it, but is there anything that I can do to keep some of the sound out or at least make it quieter?
Most of the time we hear about people trying to quiet down their neighbor or at least reduce the amount that can be heard. But, what if you are the noisy neighbor? Lifehacker, which describes itself as having “tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done”, recently had a reader write in with a question […]
Need help reducing the garage door noise coming thru the ducts. My daughter’s hvac supply is routed thru our attached garage, while it is foil wrapped in something already we can still hear the opening and closing of the motor. Her bedroom is on the second floor while the garage is in the basement!
Over the years, I have put together a simple equation that I have had plenty of success with. This equation is used to “take the edge off” of a room and make it much more usable.
I think noise in an apartment is one of the most frustrating problems to deal with. You want the space to be your own, to be able to do what you will while still maintaining respect for your fellow neighbors. We recently had a question about noise in the apartment, specifically dealing with the doors. […]
Other than a vehicle, a garage door opener is probably the most prominent noise source in a garage. They are strong motors that often introduce a large amount of vibration into a structure. Depending on the location of the garage, this can be quite bothersome […]
Common wall dwellings have to meet certain codes that are set in place by either the local building code or the national building council or code. There is a unit of measure called STC which is a rating of how “soundproof” a wall or ceiling is. The higher the STC number, the more soundproof […]