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How to Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees Carpenter bees, also known as wood-boring bees, are mostly known by their ability to literally drill through wood…

Started by Matt Riner

3 Nov 13, 2017
Reply by Arthur C. Reynolds


I'm about to close on a cabin in southern South Carolina (5 min over Georgia border).   We plan on only using the cabin every two months or…

Started by Brian Matzen

1 Nov 8, 2017
Reply by John Lile

Window and door installation, shrinkage spec allowances

I'm aware that log cabins need to be made to allow for shrinkage for various aspects including windows and doors. I've read, that the log c…

Started by John Lile

0 Nov 6, 2017

General contractor in MA

Looking for a decent licensed general contract in North Eastern MA, any suggestions would be vey helpful. Thanks

Started by Andrew

6 Oct 19, 2017
Reply by Andrew

Chinking question

Attached are some pics of my chinking. I'm assuming it's about ten years old. It's starting to shrink and pull away. Or the wood is shrink…

Started by Patrick

4 Oct 16, 2017
Reply by CharisB

Looking for licensed General Contractor in Central Florida

Have a client that will be building in the Leesburg, FL area and is looking for a local general contractor to provide turn-key construction…

Started by Donald Parsons

0 Oct 12, 2017

Anyone know what this is?

Recently bought a log home. Noticed red spots on bottom of some beams. Unsure if it's a growth of some kind or old drips from stain/pitch.…

Started by karen jensen

4 Sep 22, 2017
Reply by Bill

To Pressure Wash or Not?

Hi everyone, I just bought a log home built in 1989. Haven't even moved in yet but I've discovered Perma-Chink's Web site. Seems I'll be i…

Started by Alexis L. Foxx

21 Sep 14, 2017
Reply by vancilwa

old house borers

We built our log home 24 yrs ago. Always have been diligent about my log care, use Woodguard every couple years. The house is southern pine…

Started by greg davis

2 Sep 12, 2017
Reply by greg davis

Sanding vs blasting process

Hello I will be restoring my home this spring and am wondering about the the difference between the two processes. Can a blasting company a…

Started by George

10 Sep 3, 2017
Reply by Bob Barnes


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