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