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37 Comments on "BUILDING CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE"


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HairyHarry
8 years 7 months ago

Is there anyone out there that got soundproofing put in their condo? If so, who do you recommend and what is the average price range?

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8 years 7 months ago

Soundproofing in a condo is going to be an expensive proposition… You’d basically have to remove all the existing sheetrock (or plaster, which would be worse), and then do either 1 or both of 2 things:
1- insulate the space between studs, if it weren’t already insulated.
2- add something called resilient channel before the sheetrock- this is supposed to deaden around 40% of the sound…

You could then also add double 5/8″ sheetrock to increase the effect even further, but all of this would be very costly to do simply to soundproof…

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personalt
8 years 7 months ago

the best way to do this is before consrtuction however I am assuming you are talking about a retrofit. Are yot trying to do a home theater or does your whole condo need sound proofing? If new construction a good way to do it is to use roxoul FASB (fire anntuantion sound batt) or mineral wool. both are a dense green insulation. this adds mass to the structure making it harder to vibrate. from their you hang resilliant channel under the joists and then attach the drywall to that. this isolates the drywall from the joist. there are additional steps… Read more »

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personalt
8 years 7 months ago

I was typing my comment while rappard was typing.. that is why my comments are very similar and it looks like I just repeated him..

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Green
8 years 6 months ago

I am looking for a decent and honest electrician to do some household condo work in Hoboken. Does anyone have a recommendation or reference? Thank you!

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