Author Topic: Soundproof basement cieling - minimalistic approach  (Read 1334 times)

L7tech

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Soundproof basement cieling - minimalistic approach
« on: October 25, 2014, 09:31:10 PM »
Hi,
I have a once in a lifetime chance to soundproof my basement ceiling. Currently it is demolished to the bare walls.
I have two problems:
 - only about an inch of clearance to spare for soundproofing materials to stay within the required 7ft height.
 - low budget

I've read enough to know that all the cake layers have to be in place for this to work, but not familiar with all the available options to choose at least some minimalistic combination.
See attached picture for the layout.

L7tech

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Re: Soundproof basement cieling - minimalistic approach
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 01:03:24 PM »
So I guess there is no way to do it properly.
Let me rephrase the question:
Is it a waste of money to do anything at all, like putting insulation between the ceiling joists?
Any other "imperfect" measures I can take.
I would like to at least eliminate the conversation noise from upstairs.

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Re: Soundproof basement cieling - minimalistic approach
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 04:29:46 PM »
based on the photo you provided, it would be best to contact me directly to discuss all the variables and figure the best bang for buck approach.
You have pipe penetrations and a stairwell that would need to be assessed for sound transmission.
There are tricks that can be done in the cavity to improve the system without losing head space.

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