Thanks for your comments, Bill & Scott. Yes, I am still concerned. Is it realistic and/or possible to installed screw jacks now that the house is built?
Southland's "Preferred Builder" failed to install Screw Jacks on posts in my Log Home, even though their Construction Manual has clear instructions for installation and making adjustments for settling. Their Customer Service representative claims it is nothing to worry about. Still, I am…Continue
Reduce Energy Consumption
In the summer, many homeowners experience a huge increase in a home’s energy bills. There are several reasons for this, including global warming and families staying home more. In many geographic locations,…
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Having a garden is not less than having a sanctuary. It is a place that if all the natural elements are brought through a clever and harmonious design, can effectively help a person to gain peace of mind and sound health.Continue
Added by Morna Collins on May 21, 2015 at 12:56am — No Comments
l wa s told that you need to reseal a log home every 2 or 3 yrs. l have owned my home 2 yrs now, so how do l know if l need to reseal it? Bascally l have about 100 questions, where do l start researching it. Do l need to strip the house? What do l seal it with? thxs all
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Treat Your Logs First To Make Them Last.
You've just spent a long time leafing through planning books, selecting the logs, choosing the perfect lot--waiting for your dream home to be built. Why put all that at risk? Rot, weather, insects, fungi all pose a serious threat to your logs. Protect your investment--treat your logs first to make them last.
Applying A Borate To A Log Home.
Questions and Answer to apply a borate to a log…
Looking for contractor recommendations to wash/stain/seal my log home. Bought in Aug 2014 and unsure of last maintenance. Appreciate any recommendations or advice! Thank you in advance.
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Two things are commonly known and we are direct witnesses and participants, our lives are becoming faster and faster, leaving us less and less time for ourselves and our summers are getting hotter and hotter. Therefore, when the summer comes, anxiety rises even more, we come home from work…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on May 12, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments
This Texas log home had taken a beating from the sun and mold growth.
There were many places were the mold had really set in. …Continue
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As part of interior week at Timber Block Log Homes, today Timber Block talks light fixtures. When building, designing and completing any home, light fixtures are almost the last thing to be installed. Face it, if you didn’t have light fixtures, you wouldn’t have, well – light! And although the majority of Timber Block home owners…Continue
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Buying an old farmhouse might be a good way to settle your family in clean and peaceful environment, but most of the people are scared of renovation costs of houses like this and they choose building a house from scratch instead. Costs of renovation depend on the house you choose, but in…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on April 22, 2015 at 7:32am — No Comments
You can transform your backyard into an urban oasis and escape from every day rush.There is much more to do with your outdoor space, than just planting different plants. Apart from flowers, lawn, shrubs and trees what makes your back yard beautiful it can be nicely decorated with colourful paths,…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on April 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
While we are anxiously waiting the arrival of good old Santa Clause, we are reminded that Santa does not come empty handed. Often, he is accompanied by wind, snow, and a whole lot of cold weather. For that reason it is best to fortify your home properly; making sure that you are all ready to meet the winter blizzards. There a whole variety of projects you can try in order to make your home a little warmer; a little more fuzzy and a whole lot welcoming. Here are some interesting home…Continue
Added by Patricia Cornwell on April 8, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments
End of summer is the right time for garden projects, you should prepare your backyard for the winter, especially if you organized parties or barbecues during this period. Your garden and lawn should become resistant for the times to come, and the extreme weather conditions that range…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on April 6, 2015 at 4:12am — No Comments
Early in 2015, Timber Block offered complimentary architectural consultations during an open house held at our model home, near NC. It was the first time we held an event like this, and the outcome was overwhelming!
We had one of our architects dedicate one day to one-on-one meetings with those who booked their appointments (it was first come, first served). Several people had their floor plans drawn up at no cost to them, and now their homes are in…
Added by Timber Block on April 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Today, more and more people trust sensors and Internet connected devises to secure their homes. Such homes that offer an amazing level of control and 24/7 monitoring are called smart homes. The advent of smart security devices has led to a number of new unprecedented ways of unlawful…Continue
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When you are in process of buying a house, challenges ahead can seem so daunting that you will be tempted to buy any house just to finish the process. We will point to you a few tips to make your process of purchasing a home, somewhat, easier.
Before you buy
The largest number of buyers needs to get a mortgage to buy a…Continue