Our family just moved into a new (new construction) home about two months ago. The builder is very well respected in the Indianapolis area. Overall, we are very pleased with the quality of the home and the service we have received.
However, there is one thing that "annoys" us. The builder used an "open web" joist flooring system. What we have found is that this type of flooring system has a higher level of vibration and "bounce" (deflection) to it than the traditional 2" x 10" solid wood joist system. It is "annoying" because items on tables rattle as you walk past them. You can also tell the floor "bounces" if you are sitting down and someone walks past you. We are not used to this and it's probably more of mind-set than anything else.
Nonetheless, is there anything we can do to minimize the vibration or "bounce"? We have an unfinished basement so I can see the open web joists without a problem. The basement is a partial one, so the rest of the open web joists are in a crawl space (under family room).
Please advise so we can try and do something about this minor "annoyance".
Thank you in advance for your help.