This was an interesting project undertaken on a home by Lake Darling, near Alexandria, Minnesota. This bridge was 80 feet long, made of log posts with log railings. Because of the extreme exposure to the elements, it developed serious problems with rot.
When you see moss growing on the top of a log post, it indicates rot. That means there is too much moisture in the log, which is a precursor to rot.
The customers knew that there was significant rot on this bridge and they wanted a solution that would keep the posts from rotting again. It is a major focal point on their property, and maintaining it was a priority.
We use dried cedar for our replacement logs. Because of its inherent resistance to rot, we provide a guarantee against future rot on logs that we replace.
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Besides using rot-resistant replacement logs, another way to protect the posts from future rot was to get the log ends up off the ground (or cement), allowing air to dry out the end of the log and prevent moisture uptake. Spacers were installed between the cement and the log itself. The use of spacers goes a long way towards protecting the new posts.
For more information on this type of spacer click here.
This is what the customer had to say once the project was complete:
We LOVE the work that you did for us. We feel like we have a brand new home! We all believe that your craftsmanship is top notch. Thank you so much for caring for our home.
B & J Boehler, Alexandria, Minnesota
Trust Edmunds & Company with the repair work on your log home. We have the skills and the techniques to do the job right – the first time. Call 715-373-5744 or contact us.