Hey guys, I have a basement that I am only PARTIALLY finishing for sound proofing reasons. There is a small corner of the basement that I sectioned off and wish to install a ceiling for soundproofing reasons only (drum set). I am on an EXTREMELY tight budget and I believe I made a mistake in going out and spending $60 on sheetrock and Pink backed fiberglass insulation. I didn't realize at the time that the fibers can come loose, and now I am trying to figure out if it'll be safe to use this stuff or if I wasted 20 dollars (can't return it).
I read a few posts about covering exposed insulation with 6mil plastic, but I have two issues with this. First issue is that I won't be installing ceiling on the entire basement, so the edges of the insulation will still be exposed.
My second question is, if fiberglass fibers are just going to fall off and accumulate on the plastic, isn't this going to cause a problem eventually anyway? I mean over the course of a few years, all the dust that would have been on your floor will be settling on top of that plastic, and unless that plastic is perfectly sealed against something isn't it going to find its way eventually anyway through drafts or what not? Could I completely wrap each section of insulation with plastic? It's not a moist basement by any means, it has always been bone dry down there but it is still a basement in the North East so I don't know if sealing the insulation completely is a good idea.
Thanks in advance!