Date: Thu Jan 6, 2000 11:54 pm
Subject: soundproofing the basement
>,,,,I'd like to do something about the sound transferring through the ceiling
>the upper level.As it stands right now, the ceiling is very thin slats of wood
>butted up against each other. (cracks galore) Then empty space & hard wood
I think you could put up Resilient Channels, Roxsul between the
joists, 5/8 DW, 3/4 particle board, 5/8 DW for about $600 if you do it
yourself. The tricky part is getting the first two layers into the
RC-1 without getting any screws into the joists. The last layer is
easy. Use lots of silicone and stagger the joints.
The bear of it all is that you may still get some bass into the house
through the walls, which, I'm guessing, you want to leave as-is. The
heavy ceiling will make a big difference, though.