It may be concrete....However, your privacy is precious!...Sound is everywhere.....at least the floors are covered..you'll be suprised how much you don't hear bouncing off the floor...Rubber won't absorb all the sound after a slumber jam session....Egg cushion makes a nice squared-off decorative piece to your walls (you can paint it too)...get creative and get to "sleep" without yelling downstairs....Sounds like you are respecting their music before they have it "down" on paper or in your ears.....: )
Stay cool and stay warm....the "cool" thing about insulation is that you can always add sum. Seal the the cracks before you break-out the rolls of the pink stuff. Seal-it then fluff-it w/ the pink stuff....everybody loves it..... especially your power bill....keep your thermostat above 76 and below 68. Blankets and Fans will save the day$$$.
The newspaper does work well. It saves money on paper towels too. Believe it or not....good clean water works great. If you have reverse osmosis in your kitchen, fill the squirt bottle 3/4 full (or distilled water). Put a little white vinegar in the bottle w/ some rubbing alcohol. Works great! I even know people that will put a drop of blue food coloring in the bottle just to confuse the rest of the house that it is Windex....: )
Because of my bad back, I cannot do it on my own. I only have $1000 to cover labor, wood chips, soil amendment (?) and plants. The landscapers I call won't do a job that small or they
on Jun 28, 2011
Sorry to hear that! If you buy the plants / wood chips and have them onsite, there is more
money for them. Hopefully, you can compromise and meet someone halfway there. You could also consider paying a healthy friend. I would rather give a friend some $$ than someone I don't know. You know your stuff...those guys will be in and out.....you probably won't be happy with them. Your friend can get paid and learn some of your great knowledge. The job will get done right that way. You'll be much happier.
That is a pretty easy fix. If you have a hammer, you can do it. Usually, you buy the whole section at Lowes or Home Depot. Otherwise, you can buy the individual pieces. Install the horizontal then the vertical. If you have someone do the work, you should not have a very big bill.