Rotten logs are caused by too much water. A moisture content of 30%-60% causes logs to rot.
If you logs are rooting, it could be due to:
- rain drenching from roof
- lack of rain gutters especially during rainy season
- bushes or plants brushing against the logs of your home
Before repairing logs it is best to inspect & take care of the root problem, which could be installing gutters, removing bushes, or placing plants more than 3 feet from your cabin.
- Remove rot by chiseling it down until you reach good wood.
- Apply a wood preservative
- We recommend using Wood Expoxy for covering the area in need of repairing.
- Find logs from a reputable supplier that matches your log home cabin.
- Use a saber saw to cut out the rotten log.
- Apply proper chinking to seal joints between new and existing logs.
- Apply a wood preservative on the affect area.
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