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I am considering purchasing a log home that was built in 1983 in southern Ohio. I have done another walkthrough of the home after reading up on tips about maintence. And unfortuantely found some places that worry me. On the front facing of the home there are some areas of the logs that are black and when touched feel soft and leave finger impressions. It looks like the damage is only a few centimeters down. Is this a serious problem or can it be fixed with low cost? Also on side of the hom

They could be rotted logs. The best way to varify this is with the hammer and pound on each log to locate good v/s bad. Many times the logs rot from the center and do not show from the exterior.

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