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Soundproofing Condo from Highway Noise

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Nov 13, 2011
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Downtown Toronto

Soundproofing Condo from Highway Noise

Hi All,

I live in a condo that is right by the 401. Even though a one of the higher floors, the highway noise is noticeable particularly during the early morning.
What can I do to soundproof my condo from the highway noise?

Doing some research, Magnetite seems to be a good options.
Just wanted to see if anyone had ideas/thoughts/opinions/experience with this.

Thanks!
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Oct 13, 2008
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Seal the windows shut.

Add a layer of sound proofing foam to the wall that faces the 401.

Otherwise ... live with it.
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Mar 27, 2021
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Heavier curtains/drapes will help a little, but remember sound is vibration and most likely coming through your windows, or any exterior vents connected.
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Jan 1, 2017
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The only option is to move or get a white noise machine to drown out the highway noise.
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Mar 10, 2011
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Toronto
restartRFD wrote: Heavier curtains/drapes will help a little, but remember sound is vibration and most likely coming through your windows, or any exterior vents connected.
This. Probably all of the noise is coming through the windows and you can't really change those. Heavy drape/curtain will certainly help.
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Oct 16, 2019
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Vote in a government that will replace the 401 with a high-speed train service.

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