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Do Totally Soundproof Apartments Exist?

Do Totally Soundproof Apartments Exist?

While there is no such thing as a totally soundproof apartment, there are differences in sound control between buildings. Some apartment complexes are built with extremely high sound control ratings (also known as STC ratings - sound transmission class). This means...

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Are New Apartments Quieter?

Are New Apartments Quieter?

Are newer apartments quieter? Not necessarily. It depends on the specific sound control measures in place. In fact, many older apartment buildings are much quieter than their newer counterparts because they were built when construction costs were lower. While the...

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Can My Upstairs Neighbors Hear Me?

Can My Upstairs Neighbors Hear Me?

Renting an apartment by definition, means you will be living near-by to your neighbors. When you live in an apartment building, you are probably wondering if your neighbors can hear you. Let's dig deeper into whether your upstairs neighbors can hear you. Will the...

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How to find a quiet apartment?

How to find a quiet apartment?

One of the most important items, to all renters is finding a quiet apartment. Finding a quiet apartment is easy if you understand the internal and external factors that create noise and those design features which can control noise. No apartment is ever completely...

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Are Apartment Walls Soundproof?

Are Apartment Walls Soundproof?

Are apartment walls soundproof? Some apartments are and some are not.*  While there are a lot more sound proofing elements that go into sound control, below are some questions to ask to determine if your apartment walls are soundproof. 1. What type of walls are there?...

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Why Are Apartment Walls So Thin?

Why Are Apartment Walls So Thin?

Why are apartment walls paper thin? “My walls are paper thin!” If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Most people fail to realize that not all apartment buildings are constructed equally. This makes sense of course. You’ve heard the phrase a ‘well-built house’ or...

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