Hello, I'm remodeling my basement and looking for the best approach on
what to use for an insulation/sound barrier to install between the
first level floor and the drop ceiling I plan on putting in. Any
Little. There is not much that you can add that will make much
difference. A solid additional barrier, like a drywall ceiling will help a
lot. It will help a lot more if it is attached to isolation strips, but the
typical suspended ceiling will help at least some. If you are dropping a
solid ceiling, then using isolation strips and using two layers of drywall
will make a big difference.
Don't forget to block all air to air transfer, like return air ducts.
Check out http://www.soundproofing.org/ for some ideas. Remember they
may have their own agenda, but I have found their information good.
On 3 Aug 2003 13:18:10 -0700, email@example.com (Chris) wrote:
The "most bang for the buck" is "Mass Loaded Vinyl" (MLV). It's
"loaded" with silica or barium salts when hot and molten to give it
weight. It weighs same as lead sheet, 1 Lb per Sq. Ft. w/o the
environmental issues. You can get more info at:
Super Soundproofing Co, 757 N. TWIN OAKS VALLEY RD, STE #1, SAN
MARCOS, CA. 92069 PHONE: 760 752 3030 FAX 752 3040
Not sure about that, but we solved our road noise problem by replacing our
cheap "construction grade" windows with top of the line windows. Huge road
noise reduction and they needed replacing after 15 years anyway..
FWIW, soft surfaces absorb sound, hard surfaces bounce it... Maybe some
additional trees/shrubs would be a better solution? An interlocking row of
trees should provide good absorption/filtration - and will be a lot easier
on the eye...
If you're in the North go with evergreens so that there is cover year
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