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Question: Help! House insulation & sound problems! What to do?!?


Question by uselesshappy: Help! House insulation & sound problems! What to do?!?
I am renovating the 2nd floor of my house.
And after tearing the walls in the kitchen, the construction workers noticed there is no insulation in the walls or the floor. A cheap job by the house’s builder.

As I lived in the 1st floor, the ppl who lived upstairs would make so much noise just by walking. Now that I’m moving to the 2nd, I will probably make a lot more noise. (playing music, movies with surround stereo, sister who plays stomping DDR)

So much money is already being spent to renovate the whole 2nd floor (new bathroom, new kitchen, sinks, painting, etc.), that I can’t afford putting down new flooring that would help.

Is there anyway, cheaper no renovating workers method, to make the house bit more sound proof so that everytime I walk it doesn’t sound like i’m stomping for the new ppl who would move in downstairs?
I was about to put a layer for flooring, but realized it cost too much.
I wanted it because the upstairs neighbors who made so much noise just by walking.
Now that I’m moving up, the ppl who i rent out the first floor will experience the same thing.
I don’t like carpets, and I was wondering if there were other things I could do instead of tearing the wooden flooring out, and putting in insulation cause it costs so much.

Best answer:

Answer by sassylassy2876
cellulose insulation or 2 inch foam board can work also

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One Response to Question: Help! House insulation & sound problems! What to do?!?

  1. Dr. Feelgood

    If you worded your question a little better I would understand what you are trying to ask. Hence, I will guess. Have the contractor blow in cellulose insulation in the cavitys of the floor. (as previously suggested) It is cheap, and will definitely quiet the transfer of noise. If the floor covering is not carpet, try throw rugs or runners wherever possible.

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