11:59AM | 04/26/14
We have a 6 year old house. The hardwood is beginning to squeak. I have used finish nails several times and covered with putty.
Would it hurt anything to go into the crawlspace and screw the subfloor to the the hardwood. It is 3/4 plywood and 3/4 hardwood. Was thinking about 1.25 drywall screws
Also there is no blocking, bracing, bridging in the floor joist. I was thinking about adding some. Any recommendations which to use. I have found some metal bridging that can be installed after the subfloor has been installed.


01:01PM | 05/13/14
The screwing procedure you describe should help the squeaks. Adding bridging will also help as long as it's tight. Another trick is the sprinkle talc on the floor and sweep it around so it goes into the cracks.


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