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I have a hand-hewn log cabin on the Mulberry River in Arkansas that was built around 1885. There is some termite damage, but not too bad. I would guess that 10-20% of the chinking has fallen out, so daylight is visible in places. I believe that most of the chinking is Portland or some type of concrete. My friend thinks I should totally remove all the chinking and start from scratch. However, some of the logs are irregular shapes, so some of the gaps between the logs would be huge, which woul

Answer:

You should treat with Shell Guard borate and then I would recommend removing the old chink and replacing. You can get foam to cut to size and match the gaps between the logs. Grip Strip is the foam I recommend. It MUST be a closed cell foam. Apply Perma Chink over it. Call Dave at 800-564-29897 for the materials you will need. If you want to contract it out call Mike at 866-670-3020.

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