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Does Cement Board help to block out the noise from next door?

the neighbor has a son and him and his friends constantly makes noise instigating trouble. I complain to the manager, it stops and than starts back up again a week later, so I rather put up something that can help

Answer:

it helps a little, but sheetrock would be a better choice and cheaper to install. Or soundboard, which is designed specifically for situations such as you describe. Check with a contractor for the best solution to your problem and if you have saved any correspondence with the landlord/manager, then deduct the cost you incur from your rent. Should you still be required to pay your full rent, sue in small claims court for your cost--which you had to make because the manager/landlord refused to correct the problem. Good luck.
May 11, 2017
Where I used to work we put up Cork Board 1 thick on the entire wall to help with the noise next door.
May 11, 2017
no cement board is used to give you a cement like area to put tile on to, you need something that will absorb sound like foam pads in the wall, but i dont think you landlord will go for it Good luck
May 11, 2017
Cement board will have little or no effect. Try some type of insulation or acoustical tile. Check with your local building supply. They will tell you what to use.
May 11, 2017
I believe so. My mom has a townhouse that has a fire wall made of cinder block which is the shared wall for 2 units & we don't hear a thing. Of course, her neighbor is elderly and doesn't throw head banger parties.
May 11, 2017

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