"Where about are you building?
Frost line depth will influence the cost of bringing well up to house.
pumping to wast water sounds like a problem waiting to happen.........
how long of a driveway will also effect the bottom line..."
"Well I don't have much experience in the staining/finishing department. But to get things started I will willingly put my foot in my mouth.
I suggest putting on more menwood.
18 years and only 3 applications sounds like a good story,Logs in…"
"My 2 cents ....have at her.
Also pop off some vertical trim and see if the 2x stock (buck) is tight top and bottom...... That should been built with a 1/2 inch gap for shrinkage. if it schrunk by 1/2 inch it may be tight...... But if you see…"
"Humm no slot for the logs to move and staining on the logs?
Looks like the bolts are holding up the log and letting the wind and water in.....
Do you see daylight between them?
Or some sort of lift,gaping?
So when you remove the ill installed stiff…"