"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…"
There should be through bolts 1/2 or 5/8 ready rod going through the corners of your home. These need to be tightened. The distance that you tighten these bolts is the height that your home has lost in height. It is also the distance your…"
I have read all the postings here and I understand your frustration. Yes blasting will always give you a raised grain look. There are two parts to the grain soft and hard the blasting will remove the soft part and leave the harder part.…"