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My grandma lives in a log house that my grandfater built thirty years ago. We have had some rain the last couple of days. She called me and told me the house had sprung a leak. Probably a knot hole. But their are some other damaged logs. When it is cold out and the wind is blowing you get cod drafts of air coming in. What is the easiest and cheapest way to fix these problems? And how can I inspect the other logs for smillar problems?

You should walk around the house with a hammer and tap on the logs. you will learn the sound of good logs. when you hit a bad log it will sound dull or hollow. Mark them with masking tape and measure the length. Add up all of the feet of bad logs and call Ryan at 877-788-5647 and he will be able to give you an estimated cost to replace. You should not try to replace logs yourself.
The leaking sounds like a caulk or chink problem. If you want to try and repair the leaks with caulk or chink call Dave at 800-564-2987 for help and the materials you will need. If you need help call Mike at 866-670-3020 for chink or caulk.

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