Sound proofing/insulating a shallow basement

michiganroseJanuary 1, 2007

we live in a high water area and have a "michigan" basement - deeper than a crawl space and shallower than a full basement - we can use it for storage and the furnace, etc are very accessible. here is our problem - all the utilities - sump pump, hot water tank and furnace are under the bedrooms. any suggestions on how to insulate from noise? thanks for your help.

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You can apply fiberglass insulation inbetween the joists and then do a double drywall ceiling. You will also need to specially insulate vent holes and the like.

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