Log Cabin & Log Home Rot Repair



we out here some Roderick blog is about 20 years old and what's happened is is the south facing wall water has come into the logs and was not able to skate because if some of the coffee mill was done and there was never a finish that the finish was not maintained to where the water was shed so what we have now is we got a log Rock we're going to cut out the rock and then replace it replace the rotten logs with new logs our airlock brand logs you can tell because they're the open space inside the logs I believe they did that for increase the r-value of the log if you look on this this joint was sealed which normally that's the right thing to do but what's happened is water has got in the inside the logs and has been able to stay there and fungus form and there's no way for it to breed so then you start getting pockets or rot like this so it's very important to maintain your lock hole before it ever gets to this point this can be very costly to fix have a good day from all of us at prologue

4 Comments

  • Judy Mcintosh

    April 15, 2019

    Why don't you just pop a window in there?

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  • ProLog Restorations Inc

    April 15, 2019

    Sometimes it is very difficult to tell but usually the logs will discolor slightly when the rot fungus starts. Rot needs wood, oxygen, and water to grow. So keep the logs dry by making sure they are sealed with a log home stain to help prevent the rot from starting in the first place. If you find rot, it should be removed and that section of the log replaced. If the rot is not totally removed it can continue to spread to the whole wall.

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  • nick rosselle

    April 15, 2019

    what is the start when you find your logs are starting to rot?

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  • Angler Pat

    April 15, 2019

    about how much is it to replace lets say 2 logs 

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