Here are some before, after, and during photos of our current log home maintenance and log restoration project near Evergreen, Colorado. The log home was glass media blasted and then grinded with aluminum oxide disks. Further prep included pressure washing and sanding to achieve a clean / sound surface. We also removed all of the old chinking and backer. Many folks on Log Home Neighborhood debate which process to use, media…Continue
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We have purchased a log sided home in need of some restoration/maintenance. Its Cedar and the west side faces a lake. This side gets significant sun and wind exposure. This is in northern Michigan. Unsure of the last time it was stained, however we do know they used Sikkens Cetol (found a five gal pail in the basement). Its been at least five years. On the high exposure lake side dormers there is peeling as well as spots of mold. Other, less exposed, areas of the house still seem to be in…Continue
So the real question would be for a financial advisor, but wondering if anyone else has run into this and their thoughts. California is an expensive and tough place to build, I've been warned. Our appraisal for the projected log home (new construction) came in MUCH lower than the cost to build. Part of it is due to the spotty market in the semi-rural location we want to build and part of it is due to the nature of our custom build. Any of you pay more than the surrounding market to build…Continue
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Hello all. I bought a 25 year old log home two years ago. I had no experience with them. I now find myself with a log rot problem on the back of the house. The problem area is about 9x50 feet. Not all of the logs have rot. I am considering infared imaging to better understand the extent of the issue. Clearly there are logs to be repaired or replaced. Understanding the expense of replacement I would prefer to repair.I need advice on repair. I have done my homework and think the logs can be be…Continue
Hi there everyone. Just wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with Hocstetler MIlling based out of Ohio. I am interested in using their product to build my log home in poconos PA. Also does anyone know a good builder that will travel to Poconos PA. New to the site and looking to get some information from past experiences. Thanks!!!
I thought I'd throw this out there for general discussion and, perhaps, to invoke a bit of introspection among builders. But, first a little bit about me, lest you think I'm a complete nut: I've just been a participant here for a few weeks. I'm a reasonably educated guy--a retired Air Force officer with a professional post-grad degree--and have dealt with a variety of executives across a large array of industries.My wife and I at long last find ourselves in the position where we can seriously…Continue