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How to Silence a Squeaky Floor

Silence that squeaky floor with these tips.

How to Calculate Floor Joist Span

Coming up with the floor joist span can be really difficult, but as long as you know what to measure,

Can Self-Leveling Compound Be Used Over a Brick Floor?

Self leveling compound can be used on any surface.

Floor Joists

Floor joists are an important part of any floor.

Installing Waterproofing Membrane to a Shower

Add an extra layer of protection against water damage.

How to Replace Floor Joists

Keep your flooring or deck in tip top shape.

Advantages and Disavantages of Platform Framing

Understand platform framing in home construction.

Joist Support

A joist support braces the floor joists.

How can I sand down bumps in a dried self-leveling compound?

Self leveling compound makes floors level.

How to Fix a Wood Threshold

Fixing a wood threshold is a relatively simple task.

How to Prepare the Floor before Pouring Self-leveling Compound

Apply to a floor prior to the laying of tile or wood planks.

What Is Self-leveling Compound?

A chemical mixture used to smooth uneven floors.

How to Instal Flooring Underlayment

A good flooring underlayment serves as a water barrier.

What is the Wait Time before Laying Ceramic Tile on Self Leveling Compound?

Self-leveling compound is a quick set concrete compound.

How and When to Use Floor Jacks for a Sagging Floor

Use floor jacks to restore low points and re-level.

How to Attach a Joist to a Joist Hanger

Joist hangers make building joists easier and offer substantial support to the structure.

Floor Trusses vs Floor Joists

Although they both function to support the flooring and building above it, there are important differences between flooring trusses and joists.

What Consistency Yields the Best Results for a Self-Leveling Compound

If you need to smooth an uneven surface in preparation of flooring installation, self-leveling compound is a very useful product for the job.

How to Fix a Self Leveling Compound Job Gone Bad

Self leveling compound can make the job easier - or messier

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor Using Baby Powder

The noise can indicate a problem with the floor.

How to Install Transition Strips

These can finish off the edge of a floor and make the job look more professional.

When is Lightweight Concrete the Best Subfloor Solution?

Lightweight concrete can also be made using certain types of foaming agents.

How to Remove Old Glue from Subflooring

When you want to remove or replace carpet or tile sheets on your subflooring, you will most likely find a nasty trace of glue residue once they are removed.

Why Use Self-leveling Compound?

A self-leveling compound is primarily utilized for smoothing out and setting up the floor.

What Are the Drawbacks of Using a Self-Leveling Compound?

A self-leveling compound is ideal in smoothing out un-leveled wood floors and concrete floors.

Troubleshooting Your Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

If your crawl space vapor barrier goes bad, repair it with this guide.

Keeping a Basement Floor Warm and Dry

Dampness problems in your basement? A floating subfloor may be your solution.

How to Install a Threshold

Create a barrier for dust and drafts by installing a threshold.

How to Remove Mold from Floor Joists

Mold can be a costly and persistent problem, but you can clean it up yourself with the right steps.

How to Prepare Uneven Subfloors for Laminate Flooring

Whether your subfloor is made of concrete or wood, follow these steps to even out your subfloor before installing laminate flooring.

How to Lay a Floating Subfloor over Concrete - Part One

Learn what kind of preparation you need to undertake before you can add a floating subfloor to your home.

How Long Does a Self-leveling Compound Take to Dry?

A self leveling compound is ideal for filling dips in wooden floors or for smoothing concrete ones, so long as you adhere to dry times and instructions.

Floor Joist Cross Bracing

Additional stability for your floors is possible in both new and old homes with joist cross bracing.

Proper Spacing for Floor Joists

Floor joists are a vital component in any structure. Understanding their construction and spacing is a necessity for any aspiring DIYer.

Sistering Floor Joists: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Sistering floor joists is a project that should be handled carefully. Learn to avoid these six common mistakes and avoid a big headache.

3 Options for Uneven Floor Repair

Before you can install new flooring, your subflooring must be even. If it's not, check out three easy solutions to fix the problem.

Lay a Floor Joist in 4 Steps

Laying a floor joist in a wood frame house is a simple procedure that can be done in 4 easy steps. Wood

Cleaning A Threshold

A threshold is a raised panel immediately below a door designed to prevent objects and water from coming

Protecting A Wood Threshold

Wood thresholds take quite a pounding when you think about it. There they lie across a door way and virtually

Steps To Laying A New Subfloor

If you’ve removed an old floor to replace it only to find that the subfloor underneath is damaged,