It’s not really a project until something goes wrong… or at least it seems that way.
For us, our office remodel was moving right along. We’d finished our wallpaper ceiling renovation.
Even the padding was only glued down, saving both time and our backs since we didn’t have to pull out the staples that usually hold down carpet padding.
But then we pulled up the old, squeaky patch some unknown previous owner had laid down – and discovered that not only was the patch squeaky, but that when the subfloor was patched, not all of the old, rotten wood was removed.
As we mentioned before, our office used to be a screened in porch. It sits on a concrete slab that has 1 1/2″ of drop from the interior wall to the exterior. Considering that the room is only 8′ wide, that’s a lot of drop. Because of this, when we added our new braces, we had to account for the slope and rip a 2×4″ longways at the right angle, then use Liquid Nails to adhere it to the concrete.
Finally, we were ready to lay the new 3/4″ plywood subfloor.
24 hours later, the subfloor was repaired… the right way. There’s no squeak or movement now and we know that it’s done correctly.
Have you uncovered any surprises from previous owners before? Do you ever wish you could give a previous owner a piece of your mind? Is your hubby a tack strip removing machine?