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We have ripped out the carpets in our 2nd floor bedrooms, exposing the osb subfloors. Before we have new carpets installed, I did want to address an ongoing "popping" noise that is particularily bad in one of the bedrooms. (note, home built in early 80's with 2x10 joists spaced 16oc, finished ceiling below so only access is from above).
When I enter the room, there is all sorts of popping that occurs as you walk across the osb. The popping seems to occur several feet away from where you are walking. I have used decking screws to screw next to each existing nail into the joists below but still get the popping sounds when walking across it. Driving me crazy. Now I'm wondering if the T&G subfloor is rubbing against itself and that is causing the popping noises?
Before I install any new flooring, I wanted to try and resolve these annoying pops.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.