Q: My house makes noises. It’s coming from the upstairs area between the kitchen and the first room. The entire upstairs is wood floors. It makes 2 distinct noises, a stomp and a pop. Is it possible the noise is coming from the wooden floor? Because sometimes after the stomp a sound like footsteps occurs.
I’m an Islander and live in Seattle,WA and my family believes that the dead are trying to communicate. Please help. It’s driving me nuts. Thanks.
A: I don’t know how old the house is or what the dimensions of the floor are nor what sub floor it is sitting on. It could be possible part of the sub floor is loose and that spot will make a noise. It might be good to check the relative humidity in the home and also the floor itself with a moisture meter to determine if there is excessive expansion in your floor.
Related Q: Twice there has been a loud pop noise in my house, any idea what it is?
A: Possibly expanding hardwood floors. Any moisture or humidity issues? Everything expands and contracts. Even steel roofing. It can make quite a bang.
Popping and clicking noises
Our problem is that when walking on the 2nd floor there is a loud popping or clicking (not really a creaking) which is audible on the main floor. While walking on it upstairs it is not very noticeable, but very noticeable downstairs.
Popping noises after 6 months
We had wood flooring installed in several rooms in late May - early June 2007. The carpet and tile were removed and the surfaces prepared by the installer, glue applied and the planks installed. After a few months and now more time, we experience popping noises throughout the house as…
Floor over a crawlspace is popping
Q: We had our house built about 7 years ago. There are certain areas in the house where, when you walk across the floor, it pops very badly. This is under carpet and has a crawlspace. How do I fix this? A: Probably by ventilating the crawl space and having…
Glued down floor is popping and creaking
Q: Doing a remodel about 18 months ago, we installed bamboo flooring over concrete. Going with the advice of our contractor, we painted the floor with Kilz Primer then glued the bamboo directly to the concrete. We placed weight on the floor and let it dry overnight. Now it is…