Please make the creaking stop so I can sleep peacefully.
March 13, 2011 11:34 AM Subscribe
My creaking apartment wall is keeping me up at night, anything I can do to quiet it?
posted by Homo economicus to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
My bedroom wall in my apartment creaks during the winter due to the temperature difference between the room and the temperature outside. I absolutely can't stand hearing the continuous creaking every few seconds, and I've had to sleep on the couch in the other room quite often because I can't stand it anymore.
I'm not looking for cover up solutions as I already sleep with a pillow over my head, and I usually play a sleep track as well. I can still hear the creaking nonetheless, but might consider getting a fan if nothing else works.
The vent for the heating, which is also on the same wall, creaked as well, but I was able to stop it by wedging wooden dowels with rubber on the ends inside of the vents. Are there any ways that I can brace the wall so it doesn't creak anymore? If this was a house that I owned, I would try adding some screws to the wall, but its an apartment with metal studs so I'm not sure if I want to do something like that.
Suggestions? I'm tired of living out E M Snickering's Tall Man from Cornwall.