Purchasing a log home, you need to consider some factors on a log home. Having your log home inspected will let you see those factors and make a confident decision on buying the house.
Inspecting a Log Home
Log Wall Exterior
We will inspect exterior surfaces of log walls, when such surfaces are visible, looking for:
the presence of mold, mildew or fungus;
cracks located at tops of logs and facing up;
discoloration, graying, bleaching or staining of logs;
loose or missing caulking;
separation of joints;
the condition of chinking, to include cracking, tears, holes or separation of log courses; and
the condition of log ends.
In addition We will inspect:
grading and water flow away from log walls; and
vertical support posts under and on all porches.
Log Wall Interior
We will inspect interior surfaces of log walls, when such surfaces are visible, looking for:
separation between logs, including light or air penetration from outdoors;
separation between exterior log wall and interior partition walls; and
separation between log walls and interior ceilings.
Other Interior Concerns
We will inspect Interior:
dlip joints, adjustable sleeves, looped water supply lines, flexible hose sections, and flexible ductwork that are visible as part of the standard heating and plumbing inspections.