Basement questions

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Old 07-13-04, 05:53 PM
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Basement questions

Hi I just have two questions a a basement remodel.First what is the type of insulation should be used for the ceiling and walls.Also should I use regular sheetrock or greenboard?Thanks
 
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Old 07-14-04, 02:08 PM
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Albee,

You can simply use batt insulation faced or unfaced on the walls. Faced would make it easier with paper side in.

Insulating the ceiling with something similar is a waste of money. If you are trying to minimize sound transference between the 2 levels, then application of more materials like sound board, 1/2" or 5/8", then install sound channel then drywall. As you can tell this adds to more work, more money but each has it's benefit, with some improvements.

I would suggest using only standard drywall within your lower level. No need for greenboard unless within an area like a bathroom and then it's use should be limited for intended locations.

Hope this helps!
 
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