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Creaking floors in apartment + fireboard under carpet

The flooring in my apartment creaks very loudly. Was told is is the fireboard under the carpeting. How can I stop it ?

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Hopefully by fire board" you actually mean 'floor board or sub-floor. Throughout the last century (and even prior to it), most sub floors where usually installed with nails and as a consequence, over time the nails are pried up with wear, creating the creaking sound you hear. today. In light of these issues sub-floors today are most often screwed down into the floor rafters with 2" to 3" screws. This is a difficult issue to resolve without redoing the floor or getting access through some of the spaces where the planks meet in order for you to make an insertion with a screw to make the improvement.

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

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    sara9638 Jan 09, 2013

    The maintenance man told me that there is fire-board under the carpeting in this apartment complex. Not floor boards. Does the lanlord have to fix something like this ? Neighbors have complained about it .



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