Insulation Basement Ceiling Sound Dampening

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Insulation Basement Ceiling Sound Dampening


Insulation Basement Ceiling Sound Dampening - There are several approaches to help prevent moisture damage issues in a basement. The first rule of thumb isn't a dirt basements. Although these are somewhat less prevalent in this day in age, it is a good idea to point out that dirt flooring not just hold a huge amount of moisture but can also give off a number of gases. When building a basement, make sure you have a floor drain with a trap installed at the lowest point of the ground.

With no floor drain, any water that's spilled inside can't escape. If needed, install a sump pump and make sure that the sump cover is tightly sealed. Sump pumps are usually used where flood because of a high water table might be a issue. Additionally, waterproof the exterior of the foundation walls and put in a perimeter drainage system. An often overlooked problem in bathrooms is moisture that comes out of humidity.


The simplest way to control humidity is to exhaust water vapor generated in the home to the exterior. Indications of high humidity include condensation on windows, pipes or other surfaces as well a general sense of moisture from the atmosphere, dampness, and odors. Often, the humidity is going to be brought on by exposing the basement to external air (open windows), having wet laundry hung to dry from the basement, storing firewood from the basement, or a drier vent that exhausts indoors.

To decrease humidity, there are several things that a homeowner can do: install energy-efficient windows, insulate walls and cold water pipes, insulate floors if at all possible, run drier vents to exhaust straight outside and do not dry laundry or firewood in your basement. In hot, humid weather, keep basement windows closed. Run the furnace fan continuously to circulate home air. The key to keeping basement humidity low is to keep them well ventilated and keep additional moisture from the basement.

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