1)Squeaky Floor

Squeaky floor

Floors usually squeak because the subflooring isn’t properly anchored to the joists, says Ethan Hagan, the main writer and editor of One Project Closer, a home-improvement website.sub floor

“To address squeaky floors, homeowners need to add more anchors, preferably screws, to eliminate the movement,” Hagan says.

That’s relatively easy if the subfloor is exposed, as it would be during a renovation, or if you can access the floor via a basement or crawl space below. Otherwise, you can try a repair kit with specialized screws, such as the Squeeeeek No More kit for carpeted floors, which typically cost about $20. You’ll need a power drill and about 30 minutes to do the job.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s