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Question:


I am looking at buying home in northern Arizona. The appraiser made a big issue out of several cracks in some of the logs, especially some of the beams. Some were 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches deep. They sugguested that a structual engineer look at the home. How serious is this issue?

Answer:

In my opinion, not serious at all. We see this all of the time and it never is an issue. It happens a lot on the interior due to dry winters.

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