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Do I need insulation for both levels of riser?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Jay Scott, Apr 6, 2016.

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  1. Jay Scott

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    I'm building a riser that's 12 1/2" tall. I'm doing a first level using 2x6s and 3/4 inch plywood. Then I'm doing a second level using the same materials, but pulled in a little for the step up. I will ultimately carpet everything. I know that having some insulation in the second layer would prevent any hollow sounds from walking on it, but wondered if having insulation in that bottom layer (on my basement floor) was necessary. Thanks!
     
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    We stuffed insulation in ours from the top to the floor.
     
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    Not your question, but something I've read: use roofing paper between the riser top and joists to prevent squeaking of wood on wood.
     

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