Today they started a construction project behind my apartment where they first need to drive piles into the ground (I hope it’s the right word – it’s this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pile_driver). We were not informed (usually the construction company sends a letter to warn everyone and detail how long it will take etc), so this morning I was woken up because my bed was shaking due to the pile driving.
Unfortunately, I live on the ground floor, so all the vibrations go right through the floor ‘into’ the pedal harp. (It’s hard to describe, but it feels like a mini earthquake every time that machine slams its weight down on the pile.) I imagine that this can be deleterious to the action/mechanism, so I was wondering if anyone else has ever encountered this.
How can I protect the harp from the vibrations? I was thinking of buying some rubber tiles and putting them underneath the harp or so. The pile driving phase can last for weeks, 8 hours a day, so I guess it’s best to prevent damage instead now of noticing it later on…