We’re always reading and we came across another great account of a guy who suddenly found the need to soundproof the party wall between his townhouse and his neighbor’s. The house was 100 years old but he was surprised to find old horse-hair plaster between their homes when he began gutting his side of the wall.
So what should he do?
No one wants to damage the integrity of a 100 year old home. We’d recommend considering Green Glue noise proofing, adding some new drywall, installing a layer of the damping compound, and installing a second layer of drywall on top of the first. This method will take care of the sound problems the old construction was causing, is cost effective, and will certainly restore peace amongst the neighbors.