I'm trying to sound dampen a basement space situated directly below my bedroom. The room is eventually going to be for my kids to hang out, but for now, has a wicked good stereo set up.
I have no plans of modifying the basement other than fixing the ceiling issue, because we could easily have another 3 day rain that floods the basements in this town.
If I can stop sound from traveling up through the floor below the bedroom, I've done the job. If I like the result I'll extend the other parts of the ceiling. So far I've lined the ceiling with safe'n'sound rockwool and installed some recessed lights. I have a two radiator pipes running up to the bedroom and a few of those recessed lights to deal with.
How should I finish this up? RC with DD and GG was the plan, but now that I've got all those pipes and lights I don't know what to do. I really can't find any good resources on installing the ceiling with details on how to join it to the walls, which are concrete on two side in this situation.
After this is done, carpeting the bedroom will be next, if needed. I suppose carpeting needs to be wall to wall to be most effective?
Also, neighboring the bedroom is a hall and bathroom. By only dampening the basement ceiling below the bedroom am I going to get huge leakage from the bathroom? If you suspect so, I can easily enough extend the project to do the ceiling below part of the hall adjacent to the bed/bath and below the bath.
Thanks for your input/advice. Links would be appreciated.