The 4 Major Causes of Squeaky Floors in a Home:
- Poor workmanship
- Inadequate design and/or materials
- Inadequate use of fasteners (i.e. nails, staples, screws, etc.)
- Last, but certainly not least, the effects of Mother Nature
You can probably understand how poor workmanship or use of inadequate materials can lead to the squeaky floor syndrome, but in actuality the number one culprit is Mother Nature herself.
You see, the wood in your flooring system is porous material - especially construction grade pine. It continually expands and contracts with changes in moisture content. The climate changes that are constantly occurring during the year, from dry winters to humid summers, coupled with continual use of heating and air conditioning systems causes a continual expansion and contraction on a regular basis. This constant fluctuation in humidity and temperature can cause any fastener to weaken over time.
Squeaky floors can be repaired using shims, cleats, bracing, gluing, re-screwing or a combination of all the above. We can design a repair plan to help eliminate squeaks using proprietary products or combinations of the aforementioned techniques! Contact us