PLEASE BE AWARE and INFORMED that The Squeaky Floor Doctor's (SFD) INTERNAL Structural WAY to "Straighten" and "Level" the SubFloor is Completely Opposite of the Residential Flooring Industry's (RFI) Cosmetic EXTERNAL Methods. SFD ALWAYS removes the existing plywood SUB-Floor to expose the Beams, Blocks, Floor Joists and Pipes/Utilities. The Beams will Twist and the Floor-Joists will "Sag" over Decades. Loads from the roof tiles can apply excessive pressures on the floor joists which will increase the rate of deflection. Areas that are High will be machine planed and sanded down. Areas that are too low will have fiberboard shims installed on TOP of the floor joists in order to make the frame in the bedroom, bathroom or hallway into a Perfectly Straight and Level "Plane." Upon completion of the Straightening and Leveling processes, the SFD will install Sturd-I-Floor Brand plywood SUB-Floor and screwed into place. We call this method: "INTERNAL" Structural Leveling. This SFD Methodology is COMPLETELY OPPOSITE from the two (2) widely practiced methods used by the RFI and Tile Installers: They will add "Sisters" or "Doublers" on the SIDES of the floor joists. The problem with this method is that the Sister's and Doubler's will Crack and Wiggle Loose over time and begin to make squeaking sounds. While this is also an Internal Method, it is a much quicker and inferior and cannot be as accurate. 2) The other most common "External" methods is to use cementitious compounds and then Spread this Material over the High/Low Areas in a Futile Attempt to make the Surface Flat for Tile or Laminate Flooring Installations. Since there are literally thousands of brands on the market, they are widely used. ***BUYER BEWARE*** While this may appear to be a "Cosmetically" viable low cost alternative, because of movement and shifting of the thin plywood SUB-Floor, these compounds will fail over a short amount of time and crack. Therefore, The Squeaky Floor Doctor Strongly Advises to NEVER use Self-Leveling Compound products to attempt to smooth out HIGH/LOW AREAS as they are primarily formulated to bond to Concrete Floors and NOT ADHERE to Plywood SubFloors. These cement products will shrink, crack and buckle over a short period of time and will begin to make crackling sounds incessantly under your new carpets, tile floors, or laminate/wood flooring. YOU WILL BE VERY VERY ANGRY AND UPSET WITH THE POOR RESULTS!!!
The Squeaky Floor Doctor Specializes Exclusively in Minor Repairs to Major Overhauling/Rebuilding of SUB-Floors in the Second Level SUB-Floor of 2-Story Houses and Townhomes. Depending upon several factors, such as age of home and the length the homeowner's plan to stay at the residence, The Squeaky Floor Doctor will provide you with a written detailed evaluation and estimate during the consultation process to determine the best course of action to meet your needs and budget. Please Be Aware that 90% of the squeaks and creaks are caused by internal movement inside the SUB-Floors and requires the opening of the SUB-Floors in order to get to the Root Causes of these DEFECTS that are actually creating the Squeaks in order to permanently eliminate ALL the noises from the SUB-Floors. The Squeaky Floor Doctor's ProFloorSystems will also eliminate approximately 99% of the bounce or trampoline effect of the SubFloors and upon completion of the process, your SubFloors will provide you with many years of XXXEROXXX Noises and plenty of Enjoyment! LIFE is a CONSTANT FLOW of WAVES. An HARMONIOUS ROTATION in PERPETUAL ORBITAL MOTION, Between ATTRACTION and REPULSION, Between Holding ON and Letting GO.
UNcover. UNdo. REdo. The Squeaky Floor Doctor Specializes in the ReBuilding and Replacement of the entire plywood SubFloors in extreme cases when a minor repair is not possible. This may be due to age, water damage, termites, etc. The Squeaky Floor Doctor will evaluate the overall condition and the homeowners goals during the consultation process to determine the recommended treatment plan. ReBuilt SUB-Floors qualify for our Exclusive 100 or 200 Year Transferable Warranties. Structural Engineering 101: Follow the Load Path~Foundations are the first thing to be built during construction. Therefore, they must be the first thing to be designed, right? WRONG! This is a common misconception. Surprising as it may be, buildings are built from the ground-up, but are designed from the top-down.
The Squeaky Floor Doctor Specializes in Repairing and ReBuilding Staircases of all shapes and sizes. In many cases, the homeowners may desire to install wood plank flooring, tile, stone, etc. The Squeaky Floor Doctor will assess the condition of the existing framework and evaluate the amount of weight being considered and design and engineer an appropriate solution to withstand these additional Loads and Forces. Depending upon the level of ReBuilding required, the ReBuilt Staircase will be backed by our Exclusive 50, 100 or 200 Year Transferable Warranty. UNcover the SubFloor. UNdo what the original framer framed. | UNrivaled End-to-End-Side-to-Side-Top-to-Bottom Guaranteed Results |
***QUESTION: "Why has the Floor 'Sunken' 2-inches in my Master Bedroom?" ***ANSWER: Great Question that I am asked ALL the time! Foundations are the First Thing to be Built During Construction. Therefore, they must be the First Thing to be Designed, Right? WRONG! This is a Common Misconception. Surprising as it may be, Buildings are Built from the Ground-UP, BUT are Designed from the Top-Down. It is Critical to have an "UNinterrupted" Continous Load Path for the "Dead" Roof Loads to be Transferred to the Foundation. How is this Accomplished? In most Houses, this "Path" Travels through the UPstairs Walls, Floors, Beams, Headers and Floor Joists and if Additional "Live" Loads are Encountered (or PICKED-UP) Along this Path, and if, Undersized or Excessive Loads are Applied, these Members Will Be Compromised and Fail Over Extended Periods of Time. The Squeaky Floor Doctor Will Address these Issues and Concerns in Greater Detail During the INhome Consultation Phase. We Refer to this as Load Path Engineering (LPE). The other Important Structural Engineering Principle is the Shear Force Diagram (SFD) Which is How The Squeaky Floor Doctor Derived it's Name by using these Three Letters. The Study of Shear Force Diagram is a much more complex 4D (W, X, Y, Z Axes in Physics) subject and SFD will address those concerns During the INhome Consultation. This Way I can speak about Specific Defects in your Floors and Cracks that may have Manifested in your Walls as Opposed to Hypothetical Scenarios or Theoretical Analysis and/or Explanations on this Forum. ***QUESTION: "Will it Get Much Worse Over More Time?" ***ANSWER: The Maximum Deflection I have ever seen is 2.6" so your Concaveness has Closely Reached its Maximum Total Load Limit Deflection Point. However, Several Critical Factors Must be Investigated Prior to Recommending an Appropriate Long-Term Remedy, e.g. Dead/Live Loads; Force; Free Span; Age of Structure; Floor Joists/Cross Beams Physical Size, Type and Spacing; SubFlooring Material and Thickness; and Type of Roofing Materials and How Many Previous Layers. All of these Factors Must be Evaluated and have Either Directly or Indirectly Contributed to your Floors' Present Condition.
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From the Front of the House to the Rear, From Side-to-Side and from the Top of the Floor to the Ceiling Down Below, The Squeaky Floor Doctor has your Floor Space Covered. The Squeaky Floor Doctor's ProFloor3000System will convert your Bouncy, Sagging, UNeven and Squeaking UPstairs SUB-Floors into a Perfectly "Straight" and "Level" Rock Solid Floor that feels like a concrete floor for a fraction of the cost of a typical concrete second floor. The Squeaky Floor Doctor has Designed and Engineered the Proprietary 10-Step ProFloor 2100, 2200 and 3000 Systems to RetroFit the existing second story floor joist framing to permanently solve the most challenging and difficult structurally compromised Defects. Upon completion of the retrofit process, your second story floors will be solidified and your furniture will NOT VIBRATE or RATTLE when you walk across the floors. Rest assured and have peace of mind knowing you can install your favorite tile on the bathroom floors with confidence that the tIles and grout lines will NOT CRACK due to movement or shifting of the defective SUB-Floors. And, just imagine being able to walk around the UPstairs floors in the middle of the night without waking up or disturbing other members of your family! Remember to UNfollow the Flawed Framing Codes!
The written warranty that comes with every project will provide coverage and protection against the Bounce (or Trampoline effect), Dips, Humps, Slopes and Sound/Noise Transmission from Ever REappearing or New Issues from Manifesting Due to Normal Wear and Tear, Settlement Issues and Earthquakes. In most cases, squeaks and uneven areas develop and manifest over a long period of time and when our proprietary ProFloorSystems are being installed, we are proactive and comprehensive in our approach making sure to appropriately address issues that will eventually manifest into future squeaks or uneven areas Decades and sometimes Centuries later. ProFloor2100System ~50 Years Transferable Warranty (Humps & Squeaks) ProFloor2200System ~100 Years Transferable Warranty (ADDS: Dips & Slopes) ProFloor3000Sysrem~200 Years Transferable Warranty (ADDS: Bounce & Eliminates Impact/Noise/Sound Transmission thru Drywalled Ceiling)
Great. Greater. Greatest. 50, 100 or 200 Year UNrivaled Warranty Policy The written warranty that comes with every project will provide coverage and protection against the Bounce (or Trampoline effect), Dips, Humps, Slopes and Sound/Noise Transmission from Ever REappearing or New Issues from Manifesting Due to Normal Wear and Tear, Settlement Issues and Earthquakes. In most cases, squeaks and uneven areas develop and manifest over a long period of time and when our proprietary ProFloorSystems are being installed, we are proactive and comprehensive in our approach making sure to appropriately address issues that will eventually manifest into future squeaks or uneven areas Decades and sometimes Centuries later. ProFloor2100System ~50 Years Transferable Warranty (Humps & Squeaks) ProFloor2200System ~100 Years Transferable Warranty (ADDS: Dips & Slopes) ProFloor3000Sysrem~200 Years Transferable Warranty (ADDS: Bounce & Eliminates Impact/Noise/Sound Transmission thru Drywalled Ceiling) The Function of the Greatest SubFloor ReDesign is Letting the ReDesigned SUB-Floor Function the Greatest! Ricardo Alcaraz, Squeekeeologezt, Framing Engineer, Founder/Inventor, ProFloor3000System. The Mission of The Squeaky Floor Doctor has Always Been Original Bespoke ReDesigns Coupled With UNparalleled Service for the Past 100 Years and Will Remain the Same for the Next 100 Years: Delivering UNrivaled Innovative and Legendary SUB-Floor REbuilding and Overhauling Services Consistently!
Our Goals Will Always Remain Constantly the SAME: If We CANNOT Permanently Eliminate ALL Bounce, Humps, Sags, Slopes, Squeaks and Air Borne Noises/Sounds Passing through the One Foot Thick Second Story SUB-Floor System then: NOBODY CAN! These services are fully backed by the Great. Greater. Greatest. Written Guarantee in the Industry: 100% Non-Prorated Money Back Guarantee For 50, 100 or 200 Years. ALL Warranties Stay With the House and are Transferable UNLIMITED Times with XXXEROXXX XXXclusions. Period.