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Old 06-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Drywall Vs Concrete vs Soundproofing

On a staggered wall designed to be soundproof, my multiple layers of sheetrock will end up about 1"-1 1/4" from the concrete subfloor. This is a bit high (although the floor plate will be covered).

One solution would be to cut off 7" from the bottom sheets of the bottom layers and add a 7 1/2" strip. This will give me 1/2" to 3/4" from the concrete, but may limit my options later (floor-wise). Additionally, a 3/4" or so strip of sheetrock along the bottom (multiple layers) would tend to be crumbly and unstable.

The question: is there a better way to approach this, i.e., a sound dampening foam or rubber stripping (both of which should be able to receive caulk) that could be applied after the floor is in?



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Old 06-03-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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get longer rock. it sounds like you are laying this down (horizontal).

you can get rock at 54" wide, 6 inches more than regular 48 inch.

if you are standing up (vertical), you can get rock in 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 16 ft lengths.


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