We recently bought a log cabin with rough hewn (flat sided)logs with wide chinking (synthetic, I assume) inside and outside. Some of the backer material is coming loose at the seams and in some areas, it is lifting out. It looks like fiberboard strips! Is this acceptable? Do I need to remove it all and redo it? Unfortunately, previous owners used silicone caulk on the seams. Some areas seems spongy. I have now idea type of stain or chinking. Opinion please. Thank you.

waterloop Changed status to publish April 7, 2024