I have a red pine log home with a stone fireplace and chimney. The prior owner had problems with birds and other animals getting between the chimney and the logs. There is an approx. 1.5-2.5 inch gap between the home and the chimney. They put insulation and then spray foam to seal the gap. I’m in the process of removing the foam and insulation because of it holding water and turning the logs black around the chimney. What would be the best way to seal this area and keep the logs from rotting be

waterloop Changed status to publish April 2, 2024