Today we’re doing things a little bit informally as I’m on the job to show you how to repair creaky stairs.

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Today we’re discussing how to get rid of creaky stairs. I’m on the job so I can walk you through this process.

Creaky steps have been a plague on this particular house for years and years. In fact, if someone goes up and down these stairs, you can hear it throughout the entire home.

We’re using a retread kit to fix this issue. The original stairs were stripped, in this case stripped of carpeting, so we could work with the bare treads. In the video above, you can see where the riser went up to on the original tread, but the creaking was coming from an old pressboard tread. So, the wood needed to be secured down to prevent squeaking. It also needed to be screwed in from the back and secured with a heavy liquid nail glue both under the face and on the back of the tread.

THIS ISN'T AN EXPENSIVE REPAIR.

That process really tightened things up. As you can see in the video, I’m going up and down the stairs and it’s nice and quiet. After things are screwed, glued, and made very tight, all that’s left is putting on the top piece and the face piece.

The tread and riser kits are really pretty cool, and I have been able to find them online for as low as $39, but the total cost will depend on how much tightening work you have to do, how high-end you want your finishes to be, and how many stairs you have.

Take a look at the video to see the materials we used for our tread kit.

If you have any other questions about getting rid of creaky stairs or any other real estate-related questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.