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Wall Leaks
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Hello everyone. Our log home was built in 2010 and there is one large (our largest) exposed wall that leaks through the log checks during wind-driven rains. We have had the house sealed and stained…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Parsons Apr 18.

 

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Donald Parsons replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Hi Carlos - the leaks are probably not the checks, it's more than likely in a joint, corner or where the logs transitions to log siding.  A simple solution is to take your water hose and start in the lower right hand corner of the wall.…"
Apr 18
CharisB replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Hi, Carlos. I'd suggest you have a thermographic imaging of the home done. This will help pinpoint where the leaks are happening and help you seal the right areas. Your local energy provider probably knows of a few contractors who can do that…"
Apr 18
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Wall Leaks

Hello everyone. Our log home was built in 2010 and there is one large (our largest) exposed wall that leaks through the log checks during wind-driven rains. We have had the house sealed and stained twice in 7 years (other than the original stain). While it has helped, we still have the problem every time we get wind-driven horizontal rain. We have resorted to filling all the checks we can get to with log caulk which has helped greatly, but we know it is just a temporary solution and it becomes…See More
Apr 17

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We own a log home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC
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