Sikkens is a superior product, what has happened here is the maintenance coat has been missed. I have seen this often. It's an easy fix but will require some work. You will need to sand down the wall until it is free of stain and…"
"Thanks Paul thats an interesting read. I was thinking something similar possibly after removing the rot fill the void with pressure treated wood. You could then cover the exterior and interior with cedar log siding.
Yes I would recommend thermal imaging it will show you a lot of unseen areas that need addressing. Replacing logs is not as hard as it seems. I would recommend replacing the piece in your photo with two pieces. I would put the join between…"
"Yes you should be concerned. I have been building for 15 years and always install screw jacks. If through bolts were installed on the corners, you can see by how much they need to be tightened to see how much your home has shrank. Best of luck."
"Charis I deal with these issues often. I have restored many homes now to many to count. The best I can give my customers is sanding from the beginning. I do this because it will never bring any new issues to the log home. It's just simply…"
"WARNING: see picture file raised grain look. This is the result of blasting. What has happened is the logs have a hard layer and soft layer, the rings of a tree. The soft layer is blasted away and the hard layer remains. It is the cheaper way to go…"
"Karen I'm so sorry you are going through this. I am a log home restoration company owner and I have seen this issue before. I have been restoring log home for ten years now and prior to that I was building log homes for fifteen. First thing you…"