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Creaky floors

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Jeffb, 31st Oct, 2015.

  1. Jeffb

    Jeffb Active Member

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    planning renovations to a unit, and the floors are very creaky. This is something I have never repaired before and I assume it is the stumps.

    From experience, would it need to be re stumped, or are there alternative methods of fixing?

    Also, has anyone been through this and is it an expensive exercise? It is 2 bed unit.

    Thanks
     
  2. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Ground floor or above? If ground and subfloor accessible you can pack the bearers to stop the flex and creaking. If its an upper storey then not much you can do as you cant get access apart from opening the ceiling below
     
  3. Jeffb

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    Thanks Dave, single storey with relatively easy access underneath.

    Do you or anyone know the likely costs of packing the bearers?
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Day labour rates. You touch one board another will squeek.

    PS: was squeeky flooring a Halloween prank?
     
  5. Travelbug

    Travelbug Well-Known Member

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    Is it widespread and with a lot of movement or just a few boards? If it's only a few boards and not structural sprinkle with talcum powder. It stops them rubbing together.
     
  6. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    Jeff, if you can get underneath it's really easy to pack the bearers. I've done it a few times over the years. Not with squeaky floors, but with bouncy or uneven ones. I have done it with a car jack - just the wind up one in the boot, not a workshop jack - and bits of Masonite.