Rot repair - large cracks in logs can lead to rot
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This log home was located near Hampshire in Northern Illinois. The west side of the building was in rough shape. The gable end had little shade to the western sun and had compromised the old finish. Over time, the finish become so deteriorated that the wall was basically unprotected from the elements.
Over the space of about ten years, some logs became rotten. Most of the logs that rotted had significant up-facing "checks" or cracks in them. By "up-facing" we mean that the cracks were on the upper side of the log they readily caught the rain.
We see this a lot with log homes like these. Turned logs tend to check more. This checking can contribute to rot when allowed to fester over time. Click here to learn more about checks in logs.
To complete this project we: sandblasted the building, applied a borate treatment, replaced the rotted logs, and then stained the new and old logs.
Testimonial: "Thank you for the job well done on the restoration of my log home. I had much trepidation regarding the mess that would ensue but my fear was soon over as I saw your staff work. Each person was considerate, professional and took every precaution to make the job go smoothly. I appreciate their efforts." K. Curtin, Hampshire, IL
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Edmunds & Company can repair all types of log home problems. Contact us to find out how we do it or call our toll free number 1-877-378-4403.