Soundproofing Your Basement
April 6, 2020
By Kamyar Oveisy
By Desire Basements
It is finally time to finish your basement and you’re looking over all the options to make sure that everything is done right the first time around. Well, that is possible if you have done your homework or if you hire a professional basement renovation company with years of experience within the basement finishing industry. A professional basement renovation company will not only provide you with a detailed quote, but they also will inspect the basement and provide you with numerous design and functionality ideas. This can range from cracks on your foundation wall to where everything should be located and so on. At Desire Basements, we offer an all-inclusive basement finishing package that provides our clients with peace of mind and assurance that their investment will last a lifetime. Our package includes a free inspection of your foundation and joists for any cracks or mold, we test for Radon gases to make sure that your basement is safe for use, we suggest the best possible methods and ideas for finishing your basement with the appropriate materials, and we 3D design your basement on spot so you can see your vision come to life.
One of the key items most homeowners desire and contractors suggest is soundproofing. Why is it important? Most homeowners like the idea that the basement is a separate space than the rest of the house, for this reason, they have a list of “don’t want”, some don’t want to hear footsteps, some don’t want to hear the furnace, some don’t want the sound of the movie in their new theatre room to wake the kids up, and the list goes on.
It is fair to say that these are all good reasons as to why you should consider soundproofing your newly finished basement or at least parts of it. To begin with, soundproofing comes in several different options. Each option is offering a different level of soundproofing and some can even be combined to provide a more powerful blockage of sound and vibrations.
- Rockwool Acoustic Insulation/Wool – Probably the most popular choice in today’s market for soundproofing. It is an easy and affordable application, helping with the reduction of echoes and noise.
- Resilient Channel – Resilient channel is a thin metal channel designed to provide sound and vibration prevention on drywall and ceiling applications. These channels are generally used in combination with the Rockwool Acoustic Insulation on ceilings to provide a specific soundproofing level meant for Rental Second Suite Basements.
- Studiofoam Wedge – Generally used for recording studios or high-end theatre rooms, this expensive option offers a high level of soundproofing for rooms you would like to keep private and quiet.
- Spray Foam Insulation – Spray foam insulation is a more expensive alternative to regular bat insulation; however, it provides many benefits and qualities worth the investment. Spray foam insulation provides some levels of soundproofing, temperature control, and protection and it fills in all the gaps and holes that regular insulation misses due to its physical properties.
These are all great materials and methods offered in 2020 for soundproofing your basement. As always, we highly recommend you consult a professional basement renovation company for your upcoming basement finishing project. As always, never hesitate to reach out to us at Desire Basements for any questions or inquiries about your upcoming basement finishing or general renovation project!