Author Topic: Soundproofing ceilings  (Read 3789 times)

ioethe

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Soundproofing ceilings
« on: October 13, 2005, 09:09:30 AM »
We live in a basement apartment and want to soundproof our ceilings as the noise of footfalls from overheard is horrendous.

Some research suggests that taking down the ceiling, installing resilient bars and a double layer of plasterboard (drywall in the US?) with an acoustic membrane is the best solution - however I don't want to go to a lot of work if it's not going to be very effective.

Can anyone who has used this solution comment on how effective it was?

Very grateful for any input.

Ioethe

Hickory

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Re: Soundproofing ceilings
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005, 12:25:04 AM »
This will not be effective enough- you need physical isolation from the sound transmitted into your ceiling from above.  A false wall is best- or See http://  http://www.soundproofing.org/treatments_for_sound_control.htm

ioethe

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Re: Soundproofing ceilings
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005, 09:05:37 AM »
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, we can't get into the flat above as it's not ours.

 

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