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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - After all, there is no such thing as a bad question

Question: We live in a log cabin with the logs exposed on the outside and old plaster on the inside, some of our logs are showing rot, will we have to re plaster the wall to fix the bad logs?

Answer:  Not necessarily, often we can replace the outer half of the log and not interfere with the interior of the house.


Question:  Can you tell the approximate age of building by just looking at it?

Answer: The  more a structure is exposed for examination the more information it will yield.  If you are preparing for a remodel and I am allowed to pry into the building in certain areas, we should have a good idea of the period it was built.


Question:  We just bought an old farm house that is part log, we would like to restore it ourselves but will need some instruction from time to time, do you provide this kind of help?

Answer:  There is nothing more rewarding than working on your own house.  Yes, I help home owners with their projects all the time.  A little direction and encourgement can save time, money and fustration.

 

Question: Is it possible to tell what kind of settler - German - American - French - built the building? 

Answer: Yes, different cultures had developed distinct styles.

 

Question: If I have an old building and I just want to see it saved but don't want it, should I contact you? 

Answer: Yes, a survey of the buildings viability should be done first.

 
 
 
 

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