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House just purchased, and I think the new hardwood floor was installed literally months before it went on market. Perhaps a silly justification, but I don't feel "right" pulling out a floor that is only a few months old; but my understanding is that perhaps it was not done in the most sound manner. The floor was installed parallel to the joists. Joists are 2x6 and set 16" apart, and there is 5/8" plywood over them, followed by 3/4" hardwood. There is a full basement underneath. Would there be a way to increase reinforcement from basement, rather than tear the new floor out? Squeaking is not present (yet), but I do sense a slight bounce or just altogether not "solid" feel when I walk on it. Would I have to sister joists, or is there something less involved I can do?