Squeaky floors

Old 01-23-03, 07:30 AM
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Unhappy Squeaky floors

I am sorry for posting a floor question in the basement forum, but I couldn't see anywhere else to post this.
Last summer, we moved into, and getting ready to close on a modular home. We had to jack the house up to pour a permanent foundation, but once we got it settled back down, all the floors where sqeaky. We even went back under with a laser level, and string lines, trying to level the house as best we could, but I swear the sqeaks got worse.
Is there anyone who might have a suggestion for us? I am not sure if I will be able to live in the house with sqeaky floors for 10 yrs or more. Help!!
Old 01-23-03, 10:58 AM
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It sounds like the jacking process may not had been uniform when lifting it up. It is possible that the subflooring has lost its proper attachement via adhesives and nails. The only way to resolve this now would be to try and see if you can work from below and apply 2x stock against the floor joist with adhesive and nails. At the same time apply construction adhesive to the top of the 2x stock and then use screws that would help in pulling down the subfloor. This will be tedious at best but this does work.

Option is to remove the floorings and reattach subfloor to the joists throughout. This isn't a good option at all!

hope this helps!
Old 01-23-03, 03:48 PM
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so much for the information. I will certainly take this up with the boss man
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There is an old saying in construction. If your floor squeaks, it is nailed down. A very true statement. With time and movement, nails come loose and floors squeak. A floor that is screwed down will not squeak, since screws get tighter with time. I would take one area, and screw the floor down, right where it is. Use about a 2 1/2" square drive gold screw about every 6'. See if this helps.
It usually does. Good Luck

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