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The exterior Tamarack logs on our old cabin have a lot of cracks…some larger than others…the chinking seems to be ok…maybe lifted on the feathering edge a bit, but during heavy rains, I fear that rain is being driven into these cracks, both large and small. I may be all wet myself, but am wondering if concocting a wet cement and then sponging it over the logs…maybe jamming some extra cement into the larger cracks… does this idea have any change of working or should I slow down and me

LEAVE THEM OPEN! This is the logs way to breathe. You might have to fill larger ”checks” that are running into a door, window or corner, and allowing wind, water or bugs to get inside. If you fill these checks (cracks), water will still get down behind the fill and cannot dry out fast enough and will cause log rot.

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