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We are in the process of having some decayed logs repaired and the repairer is confident that he can leave some of the logs that are rotted completely through into the inside simply by covering the outside and applying borate to the exposed rot. This rot is substantial some even having the consistency of powdered dirt and as I stated goes much farther into the log than they are repairing. I don't feel comfortable paying for a job that is leaving me with a half rotten log covered with a piece of

Answer:

You will be disappointed within a short period of time. These logs will be completely rotten and falling apart on the interior if all of the rot is not completely removed. The borate will slow it down, but probably will not stop it. I just looked at a house that had the same situation and is in need of complete log replacement again just 2 years later. Call Dave or Ryan at 877-788-5647. They will get you going in the right direction.

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