RSIC-1: Resilient Channel Sound Isolation Clips
For Use on Wall & Floor Ceiling Assemblies
Your solution to combat noisy neighbors and achieve superior sound isolation. Now, you have the power to create a quiet and peaceful living environment. Our innovative RSIC-1 clips offer significant improvements in noise control, specifically targeting intrusive noise from upstairs neighbors.
RSIC-1 Resilient Sound Isolation Clips provide 2 unique approaches to sound privacy that will prevent sound from noisy neighbors from transmitting through your walls or ceiling/floor assemblies. These clips decouple finished surfaces from the building structure that create that vibrational transference of sound. This process produces an air gap which is a great soundproofing tool.
Experience with the RSIC-1 resilient channel sound isolation clips has recorded remarkable improvements of up to an additional 20 STC points on interior walls. RSIC-1 clips can be used with wood, steel, or concrete applications that require additional noise control.
The RSIC-1-R resilient channel sound isolation clip is designed to retrofit and improve existing walls and ceilings have shown to improve existing interior walls by as much as 8-10 dB by actual field tests.
Product Installation Information
- Resilient Sound Isolation Clip (RSIC-1) shall be 48 inches maximum on center (horizontal)
- Fasten the Resilient Sound Isolation Clip (RSIC-1) to the substrate with a fastener approved for a minimum pull-out and sheer of 120 lbs
- Ensure the ceiling sound isolation clip’s internal metal ferrule is tight to the substrate
- Locate the first row of RSIC-1 resilient channel sound isolation clips within 3 inches from the floor and within 6 inches from the ceiling
- Snap-in the drywall furring channel (also known as a hat track or hat channel) into the RSIC-1 resilient channel sound isolation clips (horizontal for walls)
- Place 1/4″ (minimum) shim on the floor to fully support the gypsum board
- Install the gypsum board from the bottom up leaving a 1/4″ min. the gap around the perimeter.
- ONLY remove the shims after ALL the gypsum board is completely screwed to ALL the drywall furring channels. Make sure every screw (floor to ceiling and wall to wall) is installed as required by the resilient channel clip’s design, in every layer of the gypsum board before removing the shims at the floor. The shims are critical to ensure the best results with sound isolation clips
- Caulk around the entire perimeter of the gypsum board. Use fire and smoke rated acoustical sealant where required