Author Topic: Corner Room In Basement  (Read 3158 times)

Gus_19

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Corner Room In Basement
« on: November 15, 2008, 02:50:04 PM »
I am getting set to build a 14'x16' room for my drums in the corner of my basement. I'm just stuck on some small details and would like any opinions or ideas. My basement has a 9' foundation and with the room dimensions, I plan on building a room inside of a room with the 2x4's staggered using 5/8" drywall along with green glue and resilient channels to include insulation for both walls. As for the ceiling, I would like to insulate and drywall the original ceiling and create a suspended ceiling with the drywall, green glue and channels. Two of the walls are against the poured foundation, would I really need to add the extra wall of wood/insulation against the concrete? Or can I just insulate the wall and drywall it like any room? Also, are there any suggestions for the door or my eggress window for soundproofing? I don't necessarily have a tight budget, but am looking for opinions on my questions and overrall plan with the room and it's installation process.

joel

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Re: Corner Room In Basement
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 12:13:18 AM »
Sounds like a good plan.  Remember, when using resilient channel it must be attached to open studs/joists only.  If you put it between sheets of dry wall it actually increases impact noise and decreases your STC adds by @ 80%.  For further info see this article: http://bkl.ca/sites/bkl/files/resilient_channel_in_floor_assemblies.pdf
As for the below ground block wall - no need for separate wall, just do it as you mentioned.
Here are links which discuss inexpensive ideas for doors and windows:
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm
http://www.soundproofing.org/options_sound_control_for_windows.htm

 

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