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Other stories by Bonnie Schnitta

  • Soundproofing an Apartment Ceiling

    How do you make a downstairs apartment quieter when the apartment upstairs is inaccessible?

  • Dealing With Creaky Subflooring

    Q: I was asked to look at a job where the homeowners have issues with loud, creaking floors.

  • Soundproofing Outdoor Generators and Condensers

    Special mounts, acoustic blankets, and properly sized barriers are all part of the solution.

  • Soundproofing Drainpipes

    Is there a way to dampen the sound of a PVC waste pipe, other than tearing out the plastic and installing cast iron?

  • Reducing Garage-Door Noise

    Q: We recently completed a residence with a basement garage and a single 20-foot-wide garage door. The door is equipped with a commercial opener attached directly to the framing. Because the homeowners - who have a master suite directly above the garage - have complained about the noise the door...

  • Innovations in Sound Control

    New materials and techniques make it easier to manage noise in home theaters and other loud spaces.