Author Topic: deadening impact noise from basement subfloor  (Read 3083 times)


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deadening impact noise from basement subfloor
« on: October 19, 2012, 12:44:56 AM »
New construction, daylight basement with 2 levels above. Main level subfloor (over basement)  is 2 x 10 solid lumber joists spaced 16" OC spanning 14 ft each side of the house centerline. The Joists are covered with 3/4" OSB and will get a further 3/4" Pine T&G finished floor over it.  The basement ceiling is floating acoustical ceiling tiles. There is currently no insulation in the floor. When someone is walking up there it is very noisy. What would you recommend to substantially reduce the noise level of foot traffic while not blowing our budget out the window? What type of insulation should we consider? Will Insulation help? How can we reduce the "drum" effect?


Randy S

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Re: deadening impact noise from basement subfloor
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 02:51:38 PM »
Call us!!!!
In order to reduce impact noise we must decouple from the structure either from above or below,  preferably from above.
Not knowing your budget, I'm not sure what to recommend. So it would be best to call and discuss all your options and the costs involved.

I look forward to talking with you.

Randy S.

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