The subject says it all. I have a new house with a second floor
squeaking. Although the builder tried to fix the problem twice, every
time after a while the problem returns to the where it was. As time
goes by, I am discovering more squeaking spots. I have noticed that
there is a product at home depot by which I could screw down the
squeaking area without pulling up the carpet. I do have questions
reagrding to this product:
1- First I need to find studs/joist so I can do the acrewing job. How
can I find the studs?
2- I'd rather to pull up the carpet and do a complete job myself
(gluing + screwing), and have a peace of mind for a while. So here is
queation: Can I pull up the carpet easily and put it back when I am
done with fixing the floor? The carpet is not glued to the floor and
it has underpad. The carpet goes underneath the wall baseboards. Is
there any device that I can pull up the carpet without damaging the
baseboards? Is there any trick that I need to be aware of? One
squeaking spot is where stair started, and I am not sure if the carpet
has been stapled or not. Any advice on this part?
3- What type of screws should I used? Should I screw the board by an
thanks a lot
You may need to rip the baseboards off in order to remove the carpet, where
I live we normally use wood boards with nails through them to hold the
carpet in place. This means that you can stretch the carpet towards the wall
but it won't allow the carpet to be "pulled" from under the base board. IS
there any chance you can do this from the bottom up?
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