In consideration for buying a log home, we found (on the weathered side of the home) small braces that seem to be holding logs in place at the point where 2 logs join together. There are a few that are hanging – looks like the nails have come out – so we know that they are a C shape brace (doesn’t go completely around the log). I can’t find any information on these types of braces and am wondering if they were used as a quick fix. There is some old water damage on the inside of the this wal