When the log is less than 50% rotten from the outside we replace the log with a half-log or “re-facing. The reason we use this technique is primarily to save the inside of the log wall to preserve the look of the interior logs.
If the log is more than 50% rotted, we recommend replacing the whole log.
When replacing a half log, new replacement logs are attached to the existing building with galvanized screws. Any spaces between the new and the old logs are filled with expanding foam and/or backer rod and chinked or caulked. The heads of the screws are sunk to a depth of ¼” below the log surface and the hole is filled with caulk matching the color of the log.
Contact us to find out how we can take care of the rot on your log home or cabin or call 715-373-5744.