Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

 
 
or
Submit
Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 9/21/2011

we built our house 15 years ago and the staircase squeaks when you walk up or down.What can be done to eliviate this

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question


2 Answers

0
Votes

Most stair squeaks are caused by the stair tread rubbing up and down against the riser board as foot traffic causes the treads to deflect.
The easiest fix is to drive small nails through the bottom edge of the riser board into the stair tread. It's kind of tricky to do this without splitting the bottom of the riser board. You can also try a big bead of construction adhesive along the point where the riser boards meet the treads. A little metal angle bracket, or a series of them along the length of the tread/riser could help too.

Source: J. G. Hamm Construction - Ypsilanti, Michigan

Answered 7 years ago by JGHamm

0
Votes

I would strongly suggest calling a NARI certified carpenter before you drive nails into your stair treads. A carpenter will adequetly identify the specific problem and be able to get the work done professionally. Ask friends & neighbors for a good referral.

Answered 7 years ago by wirtzswoodworks




Related Questions


Terms Of Use
|
Privacy Policy