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My 25-year-old cabin in central Florida is 2-story with the 1st story being red cedar logs and the second story being stick-built with red cedar siding. The west first story log wall is stained on the inside from rain and when it rains, it is wet to the touch inside. I think rain may be intruding from the second story log siding and somehow soaking into the first story logs. Any ideas?

Answer:

You should have the exterior wall, if not the entire house, depending on your log style, caulked or chinked,by a professional. I would suspect the logs themselves or the flashing where the stick built is attached to the logs, if there is any flashing. Call Mike at 866-670-3020 for help.

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Posted By R.D.
1/10/2012
Help! We own a half-log "kit" home with partial second story, stick built. Had various leaks in roof & had fixed but inside (flat/smooth/linseed oil treated) walls have water marks. How can we fix this? Thanks so much!