Noise issues between multi-family housing units or excessive exterior noise can make living conditions miserable. But the average homeowner may not know how to verify there is a problem on their own.
Often, noise issues are caused by failure to meet minimum code requirements during construction or by the use of less-than-substantial materials. Thin walls, lack of insulation, or sub-par building materials may be to blame. Excessive noise levels can be indicated between units or from mechanical equipment.
Acceptable noise levels are set by jurisdiction, with each maintaining specific bylaws and procedures for noise level testing. Noise testing must be performed for a specified number of minutes by certain parameters and conditions. Even the time of day comes into play when generating evidence.
Noise Level Testing Procedures
Using specialized equipment called a noise level meter, and utilizing all jurisdictional testing guidelines, Först Consulting Group will establish a baseline noise level.
From this baseline, we then generate a noise report. Based on our findings, we will provide expert advice on how to proceed in building a case of proof against the construction contractor in order to seek correction of the noise problem.