On this episode of DIY house building, we will discuss flooring!

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First the beams are built. 2×8 boards are placed on end along the piers.

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Another 2×8 is placed alongside and bolts are inserted into pre-drilled holes by our expert craftsmen.

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Each bolt is tapped securely inside the hole…

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…and the nut is tightened.

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On top of those beams, floor joists are centered every 16 inches.

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Next up is the decking. To prevent squeaking, extra care was put into this process too.

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Liquid nails was applied to each joist….

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then a sheet of decking was carefully laid and tapped snug against its neighbor…

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…and about 20 screws were used to secure and tighten it down.

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Brian went on the hunt for places that were missed, managed to find one squeak and put in a few more screws for good measure.

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Hooray! The floor is done!!

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What a great surface for riding toys! Let the fun begin!!

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Just posing

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People of all sizes enjoy the new floor!

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Meanwhile Eden is practicing so she can sweep it when we move in!

2 responses to “Floored”

  1. Jack Paslay

    It’s going up real fast. Must be because of all the help you have.

  2. Anne

    All I can say is Uncle Michael sure is nice!!!

    Well, I could also say that it’s good Eden’s learning to sweep since she is one of 4 main reasons we do so much sweeping.

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