Basment ceiling insulation

Old 05-29-03, 05:52 AM
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Basment ceiling insulation

I am not sure if this is best asked under the basement category or the kitchen category but here goes.

I am in the process of finishing my basement and need to insulate the ceiling. The kitchen and living room is above it with the kitchen having tile on the floor. This makes it very loud downstairs.

My neighbor used regular insulation but that did help all that much. Is there a better solution to keep the sound down?

Also the ceiling squeaks as people walk around up there. I have tried those screws through the carpet but they don't seem to last long. Has anyone ever placed 1x3 along the joists, gluing them to the floor above and screwing them into the joists to stop the floor above from giving?

Old 05-30-03, 11:45 AM
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In your plans, include the use of heavy sheetrock (at least 5/8 in) on the ceiling when you finish the basement, this will go a long way toward reducing the noise. Two layers of sheetrock would be even better.
Old 05-30-03, 12:48 PM
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I like to use a T bar drop ceiling for the basement. If it dont work as good as you like you can put roll insulation on top of it. BUT if you have a water leak or you want to change a light or move a wire. You will be sure glad that you put up the T Bar ceiling ED
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I would use sound proof sheetrock. It is the same as used in all motels on their ceilings and walls. It may have to be special ordered in your area, but worth it. Good Luck

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