Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

BARBARA

04:51PM | 02/28/99
RECENTLY I AM HAVING MY BASEMENT FINISHED, BUT DUE TO A POSSIBLE WATER PROBLEM THAT MAY ARISE WE HAD TO PUT DOWN A FALSE FLOOR & TWO SUMP PUMPS, WHERE THE WATER MIGHT ACCUMMULATE. THIS IS OK, BUT IT HAS CUT OFF CEILING HEIGHT MORE THAN WE THOUGHT.

NOW INSTEAD OF PUTTING IN A DROP CEILING, I AM WANDERING WHAT OTHER OPTIONS THERE MIGHT BE, TO SAVE SPACE LIKE STILL PUTTING INSULATION WITH MAYBE A SOUNDPROOFING MATERIAL, AND JUST PAINTING EXISTING PIPES TO BLEND IN, LIKE SEEN IN SOME RESTUARANTS, MY CHILDREN ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT WILL BE OCCUPPING THE SPACE.

ANY SUGGESTIONS, I JUST THINK DROPPING THE CEILING WOULD TAKE TOO MANY INCHES.

HELP!!!


Sparky

08:51AM | 03/03/99
I finished my basement with an Armstrong
suspended ceiling, and lost only about 2 3/4
inches. If you can afford this minimal loss I
would advise it. The sound attenuation we have gained by installing the ceiling is worth it.

BobF

08:17AM | 03/04/99
As long as you still end up with 7 feet or so you'll be ok - until the kids get bout 6 1/2 feet tall.
7 1/2 to 8 foot ceilings are best, but mineis at 7'2'' and is ok. Light walls, light ceiling, and light green carpet help!


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