“my upstairs neighbor has some of the creakiest floors I’ve ever heard…options for soundproofing the ceiling?”

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Ed. Note: We spoke about best windows to reduce noise here.

“Dear PoPville,

I recently bought my first condo in Adams Morgan and have unfortunately found out that my upstairs neighbor has some of the creakiest floors I’ve ever heard. It actually sounds like the crack of a whip and it’s right above the bedroom. I moved in only a month ago and have been woken up pretty much every night at between 12am-2am. I’m a really heavy sleeper, too. I’m just now starting to look into my options for soundproofing the ceiling and was curious if anyone else has done this. Disclaimer: I’m not handy at all and would need a contractor, I’m not going to ask the neighbor to be quiet because as far as I can tell he’s simply just walking around in his apartment, and I’m not going to go into the past and not buy the place.”

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