Log home repair – by Blaise Sopiwnik
Most log home owners hope that this day never comes. When water breaches the seams around crowns, it can only mean bad things.
Recently while working on a home overlooking the Mississippi River, we found this joinery style. It happens to be an AV joint with a unique twist that had trapped unwanted water in the fiberglass insulation and joint.
After cutting into this rotten corner, we learned a lot about what not to do when building new or what to look out for with an older log homes. Many times log homes only give us little clues on what is possibly ailing them. We did some careful preliminary examinations but found more after a complete sand blasting treatment.
If you suspect that your log home has this type of joinery problem, consider contacting Edmunds and Company for a thorough consult.
Just a side note: This joinery was designed by a British Columbian log home builder that we believe is no longer building in the states.