Logs that support decks can be prone to rot. We have recently gotten a couple of calls from people who have this common log home problem. Rot on the bottom of support posts can be a daunting thing because of the structural role they play in supporting decks and roofs.
When the rot is detected early enough, the repair can be done without having to replace the entire log. This is typically a repair that log home owners are unwilling to tackle themselves. We at Edmunds & Company do this type of restoration work every year and have developed the proper techniques to ensure that there is no shifting in whatever the posts are supporting, i.e. decks, roofs, balconies.
When doing your spring maintenance check-up on your log home, be sure to pay attention to any log posts you have. You can check for soft areas by taking a sharp knife and gently poking it into the log. If it seems solid, good. If not, you may have the start of a rot problem.
Not sure what your situation is? Give us a call and we can help. 715-373-5744