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How to Repair a Squeaky Floor

Fill the gap and stop the squeak! You can do this fix in minutes, as long as you can get at the floor framing.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Apply the adhesive and stop the squeak

Squeaky floors are one of those irritants that homeowners endure for a long time before undertaking the repair. There’s a whole hardware doodad industry devoted to solving this problem. Each set of floor conditions favors a particular remedy. Here’s one fix: When the floor framing in your house is accessible and there’s a slight gap between the top of the floor joists and the subfloor, try using polyurethane construction adhesive (about $4 per tube) to silence the squeak (Photo 1).

Inject the constructive adhesive into the gap and work it deep with a plastic spoon so it flows toward the nail shanks that are causing the squeaks (Photo 2).

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December 10, 4:07 PM [GMT -5]

If the floor is not accesible and the floor is carpeted, there is a tool that will allow you to drive a screw into the subfloor to eliminate the gap that is causing the squeak. Same tool removes the head of the screw so it doesn't become a hazard. I haven't tried it, but watched a demonstration. It could be an alternative.

July 15, 2:22 AM [GMT -5]

I have decided for having Hardwood Refinishing of wooden flooring of my restaurant. And I am searching the web for some Hardwood Refinishing Services and found many examples of good wooden work. However, can I get decent pricing range on web?

July 11, 6:57 PM [GMT -5]

What if the floor is not accessible from below?

February 26, 1:33 PM [GMT -5]

Nice tip. I wish someone had done this at my place before they installed all new drywall and insulation between the two floors.

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