ok, I'll admit I'm pretty frustrated with this, but just wanted to see if anyone had any ideas that do work on homes and are handy. at our Condo there is a god aweful squeak/cracking noise that is in the floor RIGHT in front of the door just as you walk in. I went online and found some braces that are made to screw into the floor joist, and then into the subfloor. They say they're guaranteed to work.. I screwed THREE of these braces on the floor where the floor squeaks horribly and the squeak is STILL there! You can clearly see a gap about 2' long where the noise is coming from.. I even placed wood glue between the subfloor and the joist, and the noise just wont' go away. I cannot figure it out and I"m getting very frustrated. Before placing the brackets there, I see that someone else tried fixing the problem by shoving 8 wooden shims between the subfloor and the joist.. that obviously didn't fix the problem either! The only way I can get the noise to go away is to stand on the floor and press up on the floor joist as hard as I can, while someone walks across it. WHen I do this, the floor does NOT make any noise at all... I obviously cannot stand there all day pushing up on the floor joist.
any ideas? It'* VERY annoying and makes a nice condo seem very cheap when the floor makes so much noise right as you walk in.. HELP!