Kids sound like they are coming through cieling!


Old 12-08-13, 02:27 PM
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Kids sound like they are coming through cieling!

As I write this I am downstairs. Kids are horsing around above me. Our house is over a year old. It sounds like they are jumping from 10 feet high. Sometimes a light on the fan will flicker. What can I do to remedy this in a practical way? It is going to give me an ulcer.
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Old 12-08-13, 03:33 PM
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Tell the kids to not jump around? Seriously, most houses are now built with engineered floor joists. Though they meet minimum building code, they still flex. unless the house was way overbuilt, they will move. Without tearing out ceilings to beef them up and add bracing, not much can be done except what I suggested.

You could try some heavy furniture in the room to help, but it won't solve the problem and could create others.

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