Posts are particularly susceptible to decay on the bottom and can be an ongoing issue on log homes with vertical log supports. The primary issue is that the posts are not being protected from soaking up moisture from their base.
Edmunds & Company has replaced all types of log posts all over the Midwest. We can confidently replace yours.
The problem – decay at the bottoms of log posts
Most often, a rotten post will need to be replaced in its entirety. It takes experience, skill, and the right equipment to replace the bigger, more difficult posts.
If you have rotten posts, you want them fixed right, the first time!
The problem with posts rotting from the bottom up can be avoided if proper attention is paid to how log posts are installed.
The steps to replace a rotten log post:
- Use a temporary post to support the structure above the rotting post to prevent shifting or sagging
- Remove the old post
- Make sure the footing is adequate to support the new post. If it isn’t, raise the level of the footing by extending it or replacing it
- Install new post with stand-off base installed on bottom of post <
- Remove the temporary post
Edmunds and Company Log home restorations are the experts you are looking for to replace your rotten log posts. Call us at 715-373-5744 or email email@example.com
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