Condo Noise From the Upstair Neighbours
One of the most common problems in condos today is noise. In particular, the impact sound of people walking, dropping things and moving furniture. If the unit above does not have any carpet and the finished floor is wood or tile without a proper underlayment, you are going to hear a lot of this unwanted sound.
Since the change to fix the problem upstairs is remote to none, you will have to use a sound isolation clip like the GenieClip and another layer of drywall to treat your ceiling. The effect of the clips is to decouple the new layer of drywall from the structure, making it difficult for the sound energy to pass through. The result is a 20 point increase in the STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating the assembly. The IIC (Impact Insulation Class) rating is also dramatically increased.
To get more information on this product and others visit the walls and ceilings link of the www.acoustiguard.com website.