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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing your Condo, Townhouse or Bed & Breakfast => Topic started by: Richard Rickel on November 16, 2005, 09:27:44 PM

Title: drop ceiling noise blocking
Post by: Richard Rickel on November 16, 2005, 09:27:44 PM
I am a massage therapist renting a room in a fitness center. The room has a drop acoustical ceiling ten feet high. Above this is 14 feet of air space to the top of the structural ceiling. There is a arobics studio one hallwall and one room over. So two walls away. That studio wall goes 14 ft up and then they have a drop ceiling. No insulation above either ceiling. I am getting lots of sound from the studio and need to block this. I have thought about r-30 insulation and then a 40 mil rubber sheeting above this. Will this help at all? Or do you have a better solution. Thank you for any advice.
Title: Re: drop ceiling noise blocking
Post by: supersoundproofing on November 21, 2005, 11:35:50 PM
The problem is that the drop ceiling has no sound blocking qualities.  The solution is to take the walls all the way up to the structural ceiling, effectively blocking off the noise producer, coming over the existing walls.  This need not be expensive, just some wall studding and a layer of drywall on one side.

BJ Nash Super Soundproofing CO