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I am interested in purchasing this cabin but i noticed rotting on the logs. Would this be worth fixing or does the damage look too severe to fix? Im not looking to make it perfect. I just want to make sure i can safely live in it for a couple years while i build a new house. Thanks

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Comment by Jeff Switzerland on February 14, 2014 at 11:59am

Its a goner, its lost all of its structural integrity a long time ago. If you look at the top of the log corner (Last Photo) the log corner is collapsing down onto itself, soon the log will come apart and come down a little at a time, then a lot. The rot took over years and years ago! They can put all the plywood on it they want, she will be on the ground someday.

Comment by TKO Log Home Repairs on January 24, 2014 at 10:27pm

That is a chore for sure, but anything is possible. I have encountered homes this bad, it all depends on the amount of log rot you have. I see more window, roof, and gable cost than anything else though.

Comment by Chris Woody on December 13, 2013 at 11:44am

Zac,

we do a lot of log repair, This home needs a lot of log repair. It can be fixed, however I like how James put it a strong body or deep pockets will be needed. The weight of the cabin generally lies in the corners making the corners the most important areas of repair. You can remove logs from the center of the wall fairly easy without structural concerns, the corners however will need to be supported to make repairs. There are several ways to go about doing this, most important is to stabalize the corner and transfer the weight load to a temporary support column while making repairs. This is the trickiest part its all down hill after that. It is a big project you are looking at, but it can be done. I will be glad to walk you through it if you decide to tackle it. I just hate to see a nice cabin like that go to waste when it can be saved. Advice is free please let me know if I can be of assistance.

 

Chris Woody

Woody Wood Chinking

Comment by James W. Harbin on December 2, 2013 at 2:53pm

Hello Zak, A strong body,deep pockets,lots of skill and no full time job will get the job done.  Good Luck, Jim and Pam Back to Nature Dealer/Builders

Comment by Mike Goes on November 30, 2013 at 3:04pm

Pay for what the land is worth. The cabin has no value in my eyes. If it's going to be a place to live for a couple of years until you build a new place than make sure all support points are sound. That would hold you over long enough for the other house to get complete. Put as little money into it as possible but still make it safe as you stated. Just my two cents........wish you well.

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