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New Florida insulation law against noise for condo owners?

Posted on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 02:01 PM
I have had noisy upstairs neighbors who have no insulation under their tile floor. I hear them day and night. The owner refuses to do anything about it. I understand that there is a new Florida law, as of October 2010, requiring condo owners to place insulation under their tile or face a $2000 fine. What do you know about this? 



I just put in a hard wood floor in Pompano....first needed a $350 building permit and needed to put a cork sub base down.........did your neighbor put the floor in himself without a permit....as far as I know for at least the last 10 years a sub base of cork needed to be put in....prior to that our condo required carpeting

posted @ Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:51 PM by Ruth OLoughlin

It would be best to check with your Association and see what is specified as an acceptable flooring underlayment for sound control. Also see if there is a minimum IIC (Impact Insulation Class) rating that is specified. The state of Florida Building Code Section 1207 Sound Transmission: requires a 50 IIC sound rating on a flooring system above occupied space.

posted @ Sunday, February 27, 2011 7:09 AM by Stephan Steinmann

I recently purchased a condo on the 6th floor in West Palm Beach. After receving approval from the board to put in hard wood floors with 8mm underlayment (costing $700 more than the standard 6mm) which is a requirement from the board, I moved in. On my very first day in the unit I noticed that I could clearly hear EVERYTHING going on in the unit above me including where their hyper active dog is in the condo! 
I decided to go up and introduce myself and after the door opened I saw the problem. They have concrete for a floor with nothing over it! Yes, nothing but the concrete slab. After contacting the association I was told that the concrete was approved by the developer and there was nothing they or I could do about it because it was approved prior to the board or association being in place.  
What legal rights (if any) do I have in a case like this?

posted @ Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:02 AM by jpnjfl

My upstaris neighbors have always been noisy with the floor, they own and I own, I asked nicely to reduce lately noises due to their new baby hitting and rooling things on the floor, they reponded to me in a nasty way that I had to deal with it bc their son had to play and also to go and live somewhere else if I did not like it. I know thre are new laws about noise onthe floor, pls advise.

posted @ Friday, January 06, 2012 3:38 PM by Lora

HI, Three years ago my upstairs neighbors put in tile without any insulation or permit when I contacted the condo manager he told me the president of the board went over and the owner told him that he put insulation but wouldn't let him in to check(I made the mistake of not having this in writing) I know there is no insulation because I hear everything and I do mean everything things that no one but the upstairs owner should hear. A few months later they went under forcloser and now after almost three years the unit is going up for sale, what can I do if anything to get the floor checked to see if it is under code and what resposible does the condo assocation have in all of this. Plese help me by telling me what steps I have to take I only have one month to do something because bank wants unit sold ASAP.

posted @ Sunday, December 23, 2012 8:45 AM by Rose

my condo association is trying to write a by-law on floor noise resulting from hardwood floors and tile floors being installed. Can someone copy their by-law for me so we can see how it is written. The original by laws have nothing in them and we need to address this.

posted @ Monday, August 19, 2013 12:27 PM by JILL CASTILLO

Please I need someone to send me this building code to present it to my association, my neighbors are always making noises day and night.

posted @ Monday, September 02, 2013 11:12 AM by MABEL MARTIN

From what I understand, under any hard flooring there is required to be a cork flooring or some sort of noise reducer underneath it. If they do have that - then there really isn't anything you can do. If they don't have it, then they need to have it installed.

posted @ Friday, November 01, 2013 10:10 AM by Garrack Kert

To be honest, I didn't know insulation could be used for noise dampening. I thought it was just for heating and cooling purposes. I should probably look into some new insulation. I would like to get insulation that makes it so I can't hear the outside. http://www.warmhome.ca

posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 2:32 PM by Caleb Hart

I live on the first floor of the condo and when I remove the old tile and was no cork that's how they put the tiles down when I bought it newnow do I have to put court team on there please let me know thank you George

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:02 PM by George Brown

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