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Question:


We built a log home out of spruce logs. This is are first winter in are new home, and have noticed checking about a 1" or more on vertical bearing logs that are in the loft holding are purlins up. Do we have anything to worry about and can we fill these checks with something?

Answer:

This is very normal. If they are really of concern you should have a structural engineer look at it. You could fill them with Energy Seal with a Grip Strip backer if you like. You should wait till spring when most of the moving is done.

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