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I have a hardwood floor on top of a concrete slab. I believe that it is a "floating" floar, and the pieces fit together in a tongue-n-groove fashion. There are several places in the floor that squeak. From what I can determine, there are simply air pockets underneath. I asked the flooring people to fix them, and they came out with a drill and filler (some sort of thick glue), drilled very small holes in the floor, filled them with the glue, thumbed some wood putty into the hole, and called it fixed. Amazing, most of the spots they fixed are still good, but some have reverted and a couple of new spots have come up. What is the best way to remedy these squeaks?

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Squeaky Floor over concrete

I hate to give you bad news, but it sounds like it was a "direct glue down" installation and not a floating install. If it was floated, the pin/needle and glue wouldn't have made any difference. That being said, one additional loose spots can be fixed in the same manner as the first ones, but, there's a good chance that more spots will develop. Lots of reasons why the loose/hollow spots can develop in a glue down installation.

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i realized a while ago that the floor would likely need either significant work or replacement, so its not such bad news, more of just confirmation. with that said, hearing the pops is driving me insane, so anything i can do to minimize the audio impact would be helpful. to be sure i'm clear, you are suggesting that the best method for eliminating the pops is to use the drill and glue? if so, what type of glue should i use to fill the air pocket? thanks again.
 
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