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Looking for help with this horrible problem, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

My second floor bedroom has a balcony.  The logs run through the entire house and go through the exterior wall to outside, where it's holding up the balcony.  

One of the end logs I've discovered is rotten, clear up to the cabin wall (outside)

I'm afraid if the rot continues not only will my balcony fall but it may rot all the way in until my second floor may be compromised!

I've contacted the builder that build the cabin and he is at a loss.  

Now I am searching the WWW for a solution.

If anyone has gone through this before, I would love to hear from you.

Thank you in advance.

John B

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John, 

Eek! Those rotted logs are no fun. Thankfully, there are log restoration pros who handle this kind of thing regularly. It's not cheap, but they'll know how to go about it correctly without compromising the structure itself.

From your profile, it looks like you're in VT. Here are a couple names of people near you who would be happy to talk to you:

American Log Home Care - based in Mendon, MA but do work all over the New England region - Dan or Dave Allaire - (508) 478-9606

New England Log home Services - based in Westminster, VT - Bradly Hamilton - (802) 463-4708

Homestead Blasting - based in Hudson, NH - Brian Russell - 978-314-9821

Keep in mind: some of these things may qualify for insurance coverage. You'll need to check with your insurance provider. Log replacement is expensive, but worth it to save the home. 

Hope that helps! Good luck with your project. 

--- Charis w/ Sashco - 800-767-5656 - cbabcock@sashco.com

Charis,

Thanks so much, I'll give them a shout!

Best,

John

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