The issue of sound insulation in apartment buildings for buyers is always acute. Many people mistakenly believe that monolithic walls provide good protection from neighborhood noise.
In fact, the opposite is true – it is due to the solidity of the structure that any noise along the wall is transmitted up, down and through the wall. This is especially true for work on making holes in the wall: chasing, drilling and hammering. All of these sounds resonate strongly.
So-called airborne noise is also a problem in such buildings. Waves of sound from speakers, be it a TV, radio or musical instrument, hit the wall and are transmitted in the same way to neighboring apartments.
To provide complete soundproofing, thick walls are not enough, soundproofing of floors is also required. In modern houses, it is rarely performed, especially in apartments that are rented without finishing. Even with walls 200-250 mm thick, the audibility in the apartments remains high.
The problem of sound insulation in monolithic houses is well solved by additional reinforcement of walls and floors with the help of structures with soundproof materials. It is important not only to make insulation in your apartment, to strengthen the floor and walls, but also to agree with the upstairs neighbor so that he installs noise protection on the floor. Then there will be maximum noise protection in the apartment.