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We are considering to buy a pine log home in Florida that is built on a basement type structure that floods and drawes moisture to the logs. The house is two stories and has several places with little holes and saw dust comming out. Do we need to replace the dammaged logs and is there a "do it yourself kit" to learn how to replace dammaged logs.

Answer:

You may not necessarily have to replace them. It sounds like the logs are infested with Old House bores or Powder Post beetles. You will have to strip the logs completely, apply a good borate treatment and then stain the house. Walk around the house with a hammer and tap on the logs. You will know when you find the bad logs from the difference in sound. Call Ryan at 877-788-5647 if you find rotten logs for help.

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Posted By Carolyn Herfkens
6/29/2010
We have a pine log cottage and I am pretty sure wood ants have eaten out a couple of areassom that they sound hollow. What do you reccomend. Please tell me there is something that can be injected into the logs and it is not needed to be replaced.