No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Mar 31, 2021 10:23 AM|
No insulation (by Steve [MA]) Mar 31, 2021 10:37 AM
No insulation (by Scott [IN]) Mar 31, 2021 10:44 AM
No insulation (by Jim [OH]) Mar 31, 2021 10:56 AM
No insulation (by S i d [MO]) Mar 31, 2021 11:35 AM
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Mar 31, 2021 11:43 AM
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Mar 31, 2021 11:44 AM
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Mar 31, 2021 11:51 AM
No insulation (by Richard [MI]) Mar 31, 2021 12:32 PM
No insulation (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Mar 31, 2021 1:27 PM
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Mar 31, 2021 1:33 PM
No insulation (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Mar 31, 2021 2:26 PM
No insulation (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 31, 2021 4:15 PM
No insulation (by Txlord [TX]) Apr 1, 2021 12:47 AM
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Apr 1, 2021 1:31 PM
No insulation (by Busy [WI]) Apr 1, 2021 6:31 PM
No insulation (by Busy [WI]) Apr 1, 2021 6:39 PM
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No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 10:23 AM
My apartments had been remodeled, pulled up the carpet and added laminate flooring without any padding or insulation. I can hear everything the neighbors above do like an earthquake and the decibels are a constant 70+. My manager and PD chalk it up to a neighbor fued, how do I get a legal inspection or inspector out or proof their not up to code? Literally Going Crazy With Anxiety! --174.65.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 10:37 AM
Are you the owner or a tenant? --71.184.xxx.xx
No insulation (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 10:44 AM
Are you in a 12 month lease or month-to-month? --107.141.xx.xxx
No insulation (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 10:56 AM
Tony, you have come to the wrong site for advice. I wish you the best of luck in your wanting to remediate your problem. --184.57.xxx.xx
No insulation (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 11:35 AM
Ever watch a 70s/80s "apartment life" sitcom? The answer is simple: pound the ceiling with a broom handle. Just don't poke holes or your LL will charge you.
Do you know what the code is, or are you just hoping someone else will deal with this problem on your behalf? Apartment living comes with noise. If the building has "quiet hours", take it up with the manager. If the manager fails to act, consider moving. It really isn't worth pissing off your PM by calling out the Govt to threaten him/her. Remember, this person will be the one that gives you rental references going forward. Any quality company will insist on getting a positive reference from your current and past land lord, so this could impact your next TWO living spaces.
Not worth it in my view. Buy some noise canceling headphones from Amazon. $30. Problem solved. Or crank up your Iron Maiden's "Greatest Hits" and let your upstairs neighbors know how much you appreciate their racket. (*grins)
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 11:43 AM
I am the tenant. I have no option to mine at the moment. --174.65.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 11:44 AM
I am the tenant. I have no option to move at the moment. I am in a one year lease. --174.65.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 11:51 AM
Cranking the music is not worth it either. I literally can hear the neighbors passing gas. To answer your question.... No, I am not looking to have someone else solve the problem for me. I am looking to be pointed in the right direction. I am not the only one in this complex with this problem. The manager simply hands out a decibel reader when tenants complain. Each tenant ends up with high readings. The law states noise must not exceed 70 decibels. The tenants walking across the room is 60 decibels in itself. I have no problem with daily living noise. However, the lack of building, code, insulation is the problem. --174.65.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 12:32 PM
For the last several months, you've been posting stuff from other sites and pretending to be a landlord. There are a few others who do the same thing. Most of it articles from other sources that we have all usually seen. I figured all along that there was a problem with you.
I don't usually give advice to tenants, much less to tenants that want to make trouble because they don't like something.
However, here's my last piece of advice to you: Just break your lease and leave. Today!
No real landlord will care if a troublemaking complainer leaves. If there is a financial cost to your doing this, pay it. Be content that you have solved your problem. Landlords do not need or want people that make problems. You will be replaced, finger snap, like that with a better tenant.
No insulation (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 1:27 PM
There is no building code anywhere that says that laminate flooring can not be used upstairs
You are not happy there. Pay the lease break fee and move. --76.178.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 1:33 PM
This is my first time posting. I am happy here. As I said, I cannot afford to move. Laminate for is nice, you may have misunderstood. There is no padding or insulation underneath. --174.65.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 2:26 PM
If want to sound proof then the ceiling below has to broken out then install rock wool insulation along isolated between new drywall below which is going to be very expensive. Depending on the floor where wood floors are the least noise resistant where concrete is better but noise still can be heard. Other then installing thick under pad and carpet there is much can be done. --99.236.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2021 4:15 PM
The "code" is changed annually and adopted typically every third year. Does this mean you are asking to be removed every year? --24.154.xx.x
No insulation (by Txlord [TX]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2021 12:47 AM
Heard that noise canceling headphones works great.... Just saying --72.180.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Tony [CA]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2021 1:31 PM
I have medical issues that prevent me from using headphones. I appreciate the suggestions. --174.65.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2021 6:31 PM
You could offer to buy your upstairs neighbor a nice thick floor rug, complete with padding. Yes, I am actually seriously suggesting this. In my first ever duplex apartment, (years and years ago) my downstairs neighbor regularly supplied a carpet pad and carpet to the upstairs tenant. They had lived downstairs for many years, loved the duplex, and decided to solve the noise transmission troubles this way. The apartment had lovely wood floors.
Menards, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Fleet Farm all sell remnants of carpets that can be gotten at a good price. The water resistant padding that can go under is also recommended, and actually gives the most sound-dampening.
Laminate floor does NOT get installed over padding, or insulation, depending upon manufacturer, not the landlord’s preference, or building code preference. Insulation is used to prevent transmission of heat and cold. Most insulation does very little to dampen sound.
Spending time out of doors, walking in the neighborhood will do wonders for your anxiety, the vitamin sunshine, exercise, and fresh air will help calm you. Buying a carpet for the neighbors AND getting exercise out of doors will give YOU the sense of doing some things in YOUR control, which helps reduce anxiety. Focusing on your anxiety , and trying to get others to change things both increases anxiety by increasing feelings of helplessness.
Setting up a savings fund toward the goal of renting or better yet, owning a single family home also can be empowering, and help focus one’s mind in a positive direction. --70.92.xxx.xxx
No insulation (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2021 6:39 PM
Btw, we have carpet remnant in our own living room, as we have a succession of old rescue hounds. Easy-Peasy to replace when the funky doggy smells do not want to come out. Looks just fine. Haven’t had trouble with the edges unraveling, though the padding sort of squished out on one side. I just lifted the carpet edge, trimmed padding back. The living room loose-laid carpet actually looks better than the installed carpet in our bedroom which needs to be re-stretched. I told my partner when it is time for new carpet in the bedroom, we’re going to just loose-lay it.
I wish you well. Anxiety is no fun. --70.92.xxx.xxx
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