I was recently asked to perform an appraisal on a log home in Missouri, Upon performing the inspection I noticed several places where the logs have split and you can see thru them to the interior. This is a 9 month old home! What is the recommendation for repairing this problem and estimated costs for a 1410 sq.ft. home. This problem is not isolated to one area it is in various places around the home. Any help you can give would be appreciated.
The logs need to be filled with caulk in the areas that you can see into the home. We usually do not recommend filling the checks (cracks) in the logs but in this case you will have to. Just be sure to inspect the caulk 2-3 times per year and make sure that it is not cracking or breaking loose from the log.