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Question DetailsAsked on 11/26/2014

Who to call to repair popping,squeaking carpeted floors

We live in a two story townhome about 15 years old. The floors on the second level pop and creak in several areas when walking on them. Sometimes the popping occurs in a different section of floor than what you are actually walking on. The floors slope in certain areas as well. The majority of the issues are in our bedroom/bathroom which is over the garage. What type of companies do I call to come and check this out/repair. Everything I see online revolves around wood flooring or carpet installation. So I am not sure what to lookup

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Common place for it because the garage is usually lower humidity and cooler so the joists dry out pretty well, causing sheathing shrinkage. However,this happens in most sheathing eventually if it was not fully glued AND screwed down originally. Assuming there is no joist damage causing this, a Carpenter can fix this - the slope issue is a LOT more work to fix, because that involves shimming up the floor joists. Some flooring contractors also do the screwing down of sheathing to the joists to control the squeeks only. Be darn certain you do not have in-floor heating or under-floor radiant heating before doing this or course, and discuss with contractor how long his screws will be so they do not penetrate wiring or plumbing in the joist space below.

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