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Old 12-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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We tore down sheet rocj and put up new in our garage( turning into a den) and now when we walk in certain places above it there is a creak and not a floor kind of creak but more like it's a beam loose or the something is weak? How can I check this out further? Should I try to record the sound? Thanks very much,

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For the best answers--post a picture of the outside of your house--so weunderstand the structure.

Also a picture of the floor/cieling when it was open,if you took one.

Simply demoing the old drywall and adding new should not have affected the house framing---Did you chance any framing or supports?

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For the best answers--post a picture of the outside of your house--so weunderstand the structure. Also a picture of the floor/cieling when it was open,if you took one. Simply demoing the old drywall and adding new should not have affected the house framing---Did you chance any framing or supports?
We did have a carpenter remove a door into the pace and make a 5' opening but there are headers and a steel support pole( forgot name ) there... And this was about 3 months ago and it just started. I will take pics... Thanks a lot
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There are so many things that cause structural noises---most are just irritating--some are really scary---give us something to chew on----
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Should I try to record the sound?
Sounds like you might be a fan of the NPR show Car Talk.
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Sounds like you might be a fan of the NPR show Car Talk.
I actually am!
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Changes in humidity levels due to colder temperatures allow framing members to dry and shrink slightly. A piece of blocking or something that is not nailed completely tight may be rubbing. Sometimes they can sound terrible. Sometimes even rearranging furniture in a room can cause things to screech. I've even seen subflooring that wasn't glued down bow slightly and then squeak against the nails. Walk around and try to isolate the noise to a particular spot, then see if you can figure out how to secure it. It's probably not a serious structural issue.
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We did have a carpenter remove a door into the pace and make a 5' opening but there are headers and a steel support pole( forgot name ) there... And this was about 3 months ago and it just started. I will take pics... Thanks a lot
That would be the first thing to see if you have pictures of when the walls were open. If the garage didn't make noises before that structural change was made, then it would be high on the list of suspects.
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We here the sound above this one particular piece of ceiling Sheetrock I put up. I'm going to take it down today and look in the ceiling. Maybe something is loose etc. this sound started many weeks after the carpenter made the doorway opening so I don't think it is that.

Thanks for all the help.

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