I live in a wood frame condo building on the top floor. The reason I insisted on the top floor was because I didn't want people walking on top of me. Well, little did I realize the downstairs neighbors could be heard as well.
They have greatly improved since the first time I spoke to them, but sometimes they slam their front door, and occasionally the sliding door to the balcony. they even put weatherstripping around door frames, but when the front door is shut hard it is still loud.
It is a younger couple, a woman and a man, and of course the woman tends to be the careless one who slams the door coming in or out. Also, they love having company, so when that happens guests are also not as careful coming or going.
I have thought of several options including looking for a concrete building to move to, or carpeting my front entrance way since it is above their loud door.
I hesitate to speak to them again for fear of them thinking I'm being unreasonable. The guy was very nice about it, but I'm afraid of the woman, and since we have made progress I don't want to blow it.
Any advice, or stories from people who live in concrete buildings, or have had similar experiences? Thanks!