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rbontrager

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Soundproofing room in basement for dog kennel
« on: November 09, 2010, 11:01:07 PM »
I have a 12' x 12' area in my basement I want to enclose for a dog kennel and soundproof it so their barking will not be annoying in the basement and in the guest bedroom above that area.  The basement is unfinished so I'm starting from scratch.  Three sides are poured concrete with the fourth open to the rest of the basement.  The floor is poured concrete.  I had planned to leave an 1" space along the exterior walls to use spray foam insulation.  The front wall would be 2x6 with staggered studs.  What other techniques and products are best to use?  Do I concentrate on the front wall and ceiling only, or do I need to apply products to all four walls?

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Re: Soundproofing room in basement for dog kennel
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 04:31:18 PM »
Here is a standard system you can do to the walls and ceiling.
•   Install individual strips of Cotton Fiber Insulation and press firmly between studs or joists, without air gaps
•   Measure and cut MLV to length of wall or ceiling in the direction of the studs/joists
o   MLV runs parallel to studs/joists
o   Caulk around perimeter of MLV at wall, ceiling, floor
•   Staple MLV to studs using ½” staples
every 9” on center
•   Minimize spacing between seams
o   Align seams to center of studs
•   Apply 2” Lead Tape over MLV seams
•   Apply Acoustical caulk to gap around perimeter of MLV and any outlets.
•   Apply Clips and channel system following clip layout
•   Fasten drywall to channel only leaving 1/8” gap around perimeter.
•   Apply Acoustical caulk in gaps around drywall
•   Finish wall as desired – do not tape & hard mud at corners (wall/wall or wall/ceiling)
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Re: Soundproofing room in basement for dog kennel
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 04:34:57 PM »
poured concrete has a good STC value, I would start with the ceiling and single wall. Afterwords assess your results to see if you need additional soundproofing for the remaining walls. Your not sound proofing for a rock band so I would approach this methodically.
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