LOG HOME REPAIR SERVICES - LOG REPAIR / REPLACEMENT
We have repaired and restored hundreds of homes, cabins,
and other log structures throughout the United States. Logs
needing replacement can be matched using the same method and
building style and precision as the original building. Sometimes
there are problems with the bottom logs due to structural
problems. We can assist you with a redesigned foundation to
keep these problems from happening again.
How To Spot A Rotting Log (Advice
from the Log Doctor regarding Log Home Repair)
Use a hammer and walk each logs full length, tapping on it.
You will need a ladder to tap on the upper logs. Don't forget
to tap on the logs directly below the windows! They are one
of the first ones to show signs of rotting. If there is a
hollow or bad exterior you will experience a different sound.
This is not always a fool proof way to locate rotted logs,
but it works 90% of the time. Once a problem log is located,
place a piece of masking tape to mark it for repair.
Another method is to simply look for the gray weathered look
or insect holes.
Log ends are also spots for log rot, especially if they
stick out past the overhangs of the house. Water splashing
down off from the roof onto the top log starts a waterfall
effect that can cause the whole corner to rot. Some times
you can see them going bad first from the hollow spots forming
in the log end.
Please check out the article “Inside
Look” on our “Featured
Projects” page for more information on how and where
to look for rotting logs. Then “contact us” to
get a quote for replacement.
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