The Holy Trinity of Heavenly Subfloor Installation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There is divine inspiration in the saying, “a job worth doing is worth doing well.” This is especially true when it comes to construction. A well-constructed building or home will have a longer life and require less maintenance over time, and that’s a blessing to any home owner. Subfloors are notoriously undervalued when it comes to quality installation, which can lead to hellish issues and repairs in the future. Here we give you three keys to achieving subfloor nirvana.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




3 Keys to a Perfect Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 9, 2017 10:34:17 AM

What makes a subfloor perfect? You never have to see it again. A properly built subfloor allows you to set it and forget it; No cupping of boards, no tell-tale squeaks, no sinking or slanting. How can you be sure your subfloors will be heralded throughout the land for their perfection? Focus on these 3 keys.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




4 Home Improvement Projects to Cure the Winter Blues

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 1, 2016 9:11:00 AM

Winter can be punishing to people that spend the rest of their year building outside. Those few months can make you feel restless… trapped. But just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean that you can’t do what you love. Put those idle hands to work on one of these excellent indoor home improvement projects.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, subfloors, fasteners, Tools




How to Deal with Squeaky Subfloors Once and for All

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Every time you walk down the hall, you’ll hear it. On the worst days, when you’re really in tune to it, you’ll stand right on top of it bouncing up and down wondering just what to do.  At night, when the house is asleep, you find ways to walk around it. But every day, you hear the tell-tale squeak of your subfloor; reminding you that there is a problem and you need to fix it. But how?


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Topics: Subloc Pro, floors, subfloors, fasteners




Responsible for Construction Budget? Ways to Spend Wisely …

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 10, 2016 11:37:23 AM

As an independent contractor or a Project Manager (PM) within a large construction company, the goals are the same: produce quality work, on time and on budget. If properly bid out with no surprises along the way, then “on budget” can be more easily accomplished. But it’s construction, and we all know what can and will go wrong. So how can you attempt to keep on schedule and budget? 


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Fencing, Steel Studs, Crate Fasteners, subfloors, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Tools




The Biggest Problem with Subfloors and How You Can Fix It

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Let’s admit it. There’s nothing sexy about subfloors. No one looks at a house and says, “That house is great, and did you see those beautiful subfloors?” If they’re installed properly, no one will give them any thought. But if they aren’t, those invisible boards become a major topic of concern. Every time you step on an improperly installed one, that telltale squeak will make you cringe. Shoddy installation is the source of most problems.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors




Subfloors for Dummies: Common Mistakes Most People Make

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Have you ever been in a house where the floor squeaks or isn’t quite straight? The cause is almost always improper subfloor installation. The subfloor serves as the foundation for any flooring project. Even though it is unseen in the final product, it is the key to setting the stage for a successful installation and giving the homeowner a squeak-free floor to enjoy for many years. Proper subfloor installation is the key to providing a sturdy foundation for your flooring project.


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Topics: subfloors




The 5 Biggest Problems with Subfloors and How You Can Avoid Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Sunken in or uneven floors can be a nuisance for homeowners, and in some cases, it can be downright dangerous. What many homeowners don’t realize is that many problems associated with hardwood floors can be traced back to the subfloor below it. Preparing the subfloor correctly is critical to a seamless installation, and poorly installed subfloors can cause problems for homeowners down the road. Here are some common problems associated with subfloors and solutions to help you restore them:


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




5 Reasons to be Thankful for Quiet Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 26, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Silence is music to the ears when it comes to having quiet floors free from squeaks and creaks. Noisy floors can pop up anywhere in a home. These are usually a result of loose subflooring and nails that have popped out of place as we’ve discussed previously. And just because bathrooms may be smaller, doesn’t mean they get a free pass, they too can have those annoying creaks.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors





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