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Topic: Multifamily

Clara Kuehn asked:

Aug 13, 2020

Mason Hearn of HomeMasons, Inc. PRO answered:

Aug 18, 2020

Hard to tell for sure without a close look, but the roofing / waterproofing material looks like TPO, a single-ply roofing membrance.  It is not made for direct traffic, so appears someone has installed rubber pavers over it to protect the membrane.  Not an unusual application.  The membrane should have positive drainage to what appears to be scuppers, and any water falling on that balcony wants to be able to freely drain - meaning, any pavers installed should have a means of drainage on the underside.  Appears to me that these rubber walkpads really do not.

Have a professional roofer /waterproofing company take a look and work with you toward a solution.

Apr 24, 2019

Alexandra Rais answered:

Jun 1, 2019

It’s most likely a common wall. I’m extremely worried about neighbors hearing extremely private noises.

Apr 24, 2019

The least expensive option is going to be to create white noise.

Otherwise, you'll need some type of sound insulation and dense pack cellulose might be able to be retrofitted into the wall cavity. But determining your level of performance expectation is the hard part. How perfect do you expect it to be? Is this a common wall to another unit, or all enclosed within yours? It makes a difference.

Apr 24, 2019
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May 1, 2017

Zack Huston of GuildQuality PRO answered:

Sep 11, 2017

I have seen a lot of great DIY carpenter bee traps that fill up with bees. I have friends that say the traps keep them out of the house.

May 1, 2017

Timothy Lock answered:

Sep 11, 2017

I believe Home Depot has some aerosol products that can nearly reach 40 ft, but not positive.

May 1, 2017

Glenn Clifton answered:

May 23, 2017

There is a bee spray you can mix in a pump up and reach the higher carpenter bee holes. This worked for me.

May 1, 2017
May 4, 2017

Bee spray typicaqlly has a really far reach or an exterminator. 

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