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loomb8 11-19-2008 05:24 PM

How to Stop the Wooden Floor from Creaking?
 
hey i live in a 2 story house and i live on the 1st floor and my uncle lives on the second floor. however when the people on the second floor walk around i hear the creaking and thumping on the 1st floor. is there any way to fix this? any way to dampen the sound? any way to make it more soundproof? if you have any real methods of solving this problem please post, thanks in advance!

Wahoo 11-20-2008 01:57 AM

The usual suspect would be wood rubbing against wood. It could be a subfloor rubbing against floor joist or hardwood flooring against a subfloor.
Most likely it is the latter, which would mean getting to those joists and bracing the heck out of them.

Ron6519 11-20-2008 09:37 AM

Thick carpet would be about the only nonconstructive method. Everything else would reqiure inordinate cost for the issue.
Ron


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