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Old 08-15-2018, 04:21 PM   #1
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I was asked to quote on a sound proof room in a garage( basically a complete room inside the garage) today and was wondering if anyone has any views on how to insulate the garage floor and what to use on the walls. BTW I am up in canada, so pretty cold winters and he would like some kind off electric heat to heat it.
I was wondering on 2"rigid foam and insulated dri core on top for the floor. For the walls i'm thinking double 5/8" drywall using resilient channel with roxul for the insulation.I would appreciate any thoughts on this as it is the first time I have been asked to do this. Thanks
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I was asked to quote on a sound proof room in a garage( basically a complete room inside the garage) today and was wondering if anyone has any views on how to insulate the garage floor and what to use on the walls. BTW I am up in canada, so pretty cold winters and he would like some kind off electric heat to heat it.
I was wondering on 2"rigid foam and insulated dri core on top for the floor. For the walls i'm thinking double 5/8" drywall using resilient channel with roxul for the insulation.I would appreciate any thoughts on this as it is the first time I have been asked to do this. Thanks
Make sure you discuss with them what their expectations are of a sound proof room.

Look into things like Quiet Rock, green glue, double thick walls.

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Wow that green glue is very expensive as well as other materials totaled so as you stated I will have to ask how important his expectations are the total price for this project will be crazy high Thanks for your input.
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Sound proof doesn't exist, sound reduction does, get a budget first.
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The practice rooms for band in my high school also had surface applied sound reduction, basically looked like egg crates on the wall. That might be something to look into, as well

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You can use the same material as they use in sound studios. Something like this.

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We built a music studio in my boss's basement awhile back.
Like you say, we built a room within a room.

We raised the floor about 12". Rubber mats were placed on the concrete. Floor built on sleepers on the mats. Filled it all up with fiberglass insulation. Glued and screwed 3/4 T&G plywood. Covered with padding and carpet once complete.

Walls were 2x8? (can't recall) Resilient channel mounted on studs. Thin pieces of rubber were placed between the channel and the stud. No direct metal to wood contact. The channel we used had a rubber strip glued to the face. No direct metal to drywall contact.

5/8" drywall screwed to channel. We installed a 2nd layer over the first. We installed 2"x2" self adhesive rubber pads on the first layer of drywall before adding the 2nd layer. These were placed everywhere we installed a screw. We had to lay it all out on both layers. Walls were plastered, painted, and then acoustic mats applied.

Double doors for entrance into the studio. Both weather stripped. Both with acoustic mats facing the interior.

Ceiling was the same as walls. He had a HIGH bay garage. We stacked bats upon bats of fiberglass above the ceiling.

Built a control room within the studio. It was treated with the same walls/ceiling. All the mixing equipment located in here. Power from the main house came into the control room first, then out into the studio. PVC conduits sealed @ all ends.

All in all it worked pretty good. You could stand in his living room while someone was jamming below. If you weren't aware of it, it was hard to notice. Just a faint sound. You'd feel it more than anything. A little vibration.

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