"Hi Steve it seems that the bleach concentration was too strong. This will 'burn' the wood surface and fray the grain out, which looks like little hairs sticking up. The only solution that I know of is to sand the entire…"
"Joe the stairs, if originally done properly, and I would think at this point that they were, they would have originally leaned out slightly- ie. if you were place a level from front to back on the tread it would read out of level slightly (about a…"
"Hi Joe, after reading down and looking at all the photos I would say that the jacks have been let down by the previous owners. As you let the jacks down to level out the 2nd floor the stairs (if not attached at the bottom) would slide forward…"
"Hi Denny, unfortunately I don't have the greatest view where we are situated because of all of the homes that are situated on the mountains (so I hit the woods when I want to take in nature's beauty, photo is one of my happy places). …"
"Hi Dave, Don't know if you are looking for a GC or an experienced log home dry-in contractor, if the latter, feel free to give me a call 828-400-4505. We travel anywhere in the continental US to erect log homes regardless of the…"
"I would not step foot on anyone's property without the proper insurances and would not let anyone step on mine either.
If you need a crew that is insured and does a quality job let me know. We travel to anywhere in the continental US to…"
"Hi Denny, I know that this concept worked quite well in Western North Carolina prior to the market crash. In fact, there are many log and timber communities in the area that consist of 3 acre or less parcels, the major selling points of course…"
"Lynn, depending on which GC and which Manufacturer you decide to go with, we would supply a bid for the log and timber labor. We specialize in the dry-in labor having extensive knowledge of close to 30 different manufacturer's products,…"
"Thanks Cecil, I would appreciate the contact information for those GCs you recommend. I also appreciate the other comments. I have a list of about 7 questions that I'll be asking builders up front. What…"
"Completely agree. Been doing this for over fifteen years now and the only log homes that I have ever seen that had either major or minor issues were because the builder did not know what they were doing...
I appeared in court a as a witness…"
"Never put manila in because of the natural oils in it. Have used hemp rope that was purchased from a marina that seemed to work quite well with no stains over the years (that I know of) applied with a trim nailer that uses 18ga wire nails at…"
"Rick is that a screw jack or a compression bolt?
I've only seen a couple of folks use the compression bolts that go all the way through the logs (top to bottom) always thought they were a waste of time and money because the home is going…"
Thanks Cecil, I would appreciate the contact information for those GCs you recommend. I also appreciate the other comments. I have a list of about 7 questions that I'll be asking builders up front. What exactly is your role in the building process?
We've only met with one builder, it was at the site. Others have done it, but it's going to be difficult being so far from the land. And we are in no hurry, at least 2 years down the road before I retire.