Readers ask: Loud Walking Upstairs Neighbor What To Do?
What can I do about loud stomping upstairs neighbors?
How to Stop Hearing Your Noisy Upstairs Neighbors’ Stomping
- Ask Your Neighbors to Be Quiet.
- Have Them Lay Down Some Carpets and Underlays.
- Decouple Your Ceiling With Resilient Channels.
- Build a Suspended Ceiling.
- Give Them a Taste of Their Own Medicine.
How do I tell my upstairs neighbor is walking too loud?
Start the conversation by writing your neighbor a friendly note. Ask them if you have ever disturbed them with noise, and then gently mention that you’ve been bothered on a couple of occasions. Going into the situation with a bad attitude will only makes matters worse and push a resolution further out of reach.
Is it normal to hear your upstairs neighbor?
The short answer is yes! Lower level apartments tend to hear more noise from foot traffic, furniture moving and the like. The biggest complaint with regard to noise from lower level apartments, is the noise neighbors make above them while walking around.
How do I stop hearing my footsteps upstairs?
Ways to Reduce Noise From Upstairs
- Insulate the Ceiling.
- Improve the Mass of the Ceiling (without demo)
- Replace the Ceiling.
- Use Soundproofing Sealant.
- Install Drop Ceiling.
- Soundproof the Floor Above You.
- Use Resilient Underlayment with Damping Compound.
- Reduce Squeaking.
How do you get upstairs neighbors to shut up?
6 Tips on How to Reduce Noise From Upstairs Neighbors
- Use White Noise. Expanding on our earlier sound lesson, every sound has a frequency.
- Talk to Your Neighbors.
- Use Sealant.
- Soundproof the Ceiling.
- Talk to Management.
- Consider Moving Out.
How do you soundproof a second floor?
Mats made of foam or rubber are a way to dampen sounds, mostly from vibration emanating from upstairs. Apply underlayments below hardwood or laminate flooring to muffle sounds. Carpeting also dampens sounds, especially when using a carpet pad that doubles as sound insulation.