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  1. Flooring
    We recently had some much heavier than usual rains in south Texas and it stayed 90+% humidity for almost two weeks after 8-12" of rain in my area. Perhaps a week after, I started noticing the floor in one section would start popping when I walked past it, five feet away. The house is a...
  2. Building & Construction
    We moved into a new home last year and I’m still adjusting to it. It’s a two story home and when it’s REALLY windy out, you can hear the house creaking. Today I took my baby into his room for the first time and we were laying on the ground playing. It’s rather windy and I could hear the attic...
  3. Building & Construction
    For years I thought I had a weird low pitch squeaky subfloor. I'm in the middle of ripping up/replacing my floors, and lo and behold - it's not the subfloor. I tracked the creaking to where the floor joists attach to a wall in the finished basement below. There are a couple 2x4s screwed...
  4. Plumbing
    I just purchased a 2 family home, and the previous owner installed a tub that creaks when you're showering. Apparently this is caused by not having the proper (or any) support underneath it, and will slowly lead to cracks and eventual failure. I have access to the tub from the basement through...
  5. Flooring
    I have a 1910 house I'm working on, and for various reasons, I'm going to put a new wood floor over the top of old. Before I do so I want to quiet the weird creaks all around. Not random squeaks, but sort of crunchy sounds all over. Here's what I have, stacked up: NEW FLOOR and mystery...
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