Photo by Josh
We live in a rowhouse that has really bad sound insulation within the house. The stairwell is a spiral in the center of the house and conducts sound very effectively. Many of the bedroom doors are also sliding doors that have a gap at the bottom of the door. Sound also travels very easily through the vents (?) from each bedroom on floor 2 to/from each bedroom on floor 3 – you can clearly hear any normal-level conversation happening in the other room.
So far, we’ve installed rugs on the stair landing at every level but haven’t done much else – we’ve just dealt. We have a new baby coming in a few months which will add a whole new source of very loud noise, and are invested in fixing this issue.
Does anyone have advice for sound consultants who could analyze our situation and make recommendations? We’ve seen folks who will add soundproofing insulation/drywall but we’re looking for something less expensive / less disruptive to install than a full construction project. Or, does anyone have tips on how they’ve solved similar noise traveling problems in a rowhouse?”
Thanks to Sara for passing on from @myblagdennaylor: “Today (Sunday) from 3-6pm in Blagden Alley! Please spread the word. Come on out. Bring the kids. Inspire civic engagement. Unleash your…
12:21am 800 block of Quincy StreetPlace, NW From MPD: “Alert: Shooting Investigation in the 800 block of Quincy Place Street, NW.” 800 block of Quincy Street, NW “drive by shooting…
Thanks to Pep and R. for sending this unfortunate double from Petworth:
Thanks to Paige for sending: “He’s still up there over 24 hours later….And it’s HOT today. So sending prayers to him!!” Just before 11am he writes on social media: “Tent’s…