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DIY Guide: How To Desqueak Floorboards

Got an old house with squeaky floorboards? Follow this step-by-step guide to rectify the issue.

A common problem in older properties is squeaky floorboards. They can devalue your property, cause constant annoyance, and perhaps indicate the presence of bigger structural problems.

You’re going to need 2-inch bullet head nails, a nail punch, a hammer, a drill and a 1/8th drill bit.

1. Locate the joist below the floorboard.

2. Drill a hole in the end of the board for the nail, and hammer it in.

3. You can finish the job off with a nail punch so the surface is ready for sanding.

4. It should be as simple as that – if not, there may be a bigger structural problem to investigate.


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