Review of Squeeeeek No More (Squeak No More)
Part of soundproofing a ceiling may involve repairing the squeaks in the floor above you. So, I bought the Squeeeeek No More kit.
From the manufacturer, "Stops floor squeaks from the top of the floor by safely going through the carpet!" So here is the situation, my neighbors condo above me has some spots where the floors are squeaky. They are moving out, so they were nice enough to let me come in and fix the squeaks.
So, I ordered the Squeeeeek No More kit. It came with 50 screws, joist locater (long screw with threads at the end), alignment and depth control fixture, and a special driver bit.
So, I first started in the neighbors bedroom, where I have been cursed by this squeaky floor. I love waking up to a loud squeak at 3 AM. There was a wide swath of floor that squeaked when you walked across it. So, I started with the loudest squeak. The directions say that the first joist is usually 9 to 10 inches away from the wall. Mine was about 6.5 inches. From the first joist the directions say that the rest of the joist are usually 16 inch apart. This was correct in my situation. Instead of me writing about the whole process of using the product, please watch the video from the manufacturer.
Once you find the joist, it is pretty easy to use the product from there. Unfortunately, I had only minimal success with this product in the bedroom. I had a hard time locating the exact spot where the squeak were. There seemed to be squeaks everywhere. I used 35 screws on the bedroom floor with little results.
I then moved onto the living room. I successfully located the first joist at 13 inches out from the wall. Again the there were multiple squeak everywhere on the floor. I attempted to locate the loudest squeaks. Again, I had trouble locating the exact spot of the squeak. I used 12 screws, with minimal to no reduction of squeaks in these area. Since, I was almost out of screws, I decided to give up.
Well, I can say for sure that I did screw the floorboards into the joists. Maybe the product is not ideal for a floor with this many squeaks. Or one might chalk it up to user error. Anyway, I had dreams that I would screw a couple of screws in and voila! squeak is gone. It stayed just a dream. This product did not work for me in the situation I had.
UPDATE: After doing a little research, I read that the squeak has to be located over the joist for this product to work. So, if this the case, this product may work for you.
You can purchase this product at Amazon.com Click Here for the 100 screws and Click Here to purchase the kit with 250 screws.
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