Subject: Old log house
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002
The Cokato American Finnish Historical Society has a log home built in
1865 from White Pine logs at their Temperance Corners headquarters. If this
poor little 10 x 12 building is to stand another 100 years plus - it is going
to need some help - today I noticed that some of the logs are beginning to
feel spongy and loose in the corners - the damage is both interior and
exterior - Will your product (CPES) work here - or do you have a better
solution - thank you James S.
CPES would be the preferred solution. Oftentimes in your situation
absorption can be through the end-grain of the spongy logs. If the logs
are dry a surprising amount of the CPES solution can be absorbed.
CPES can also be effectively applied to the surface of the logs, and
penetration is especially deep if there are cracks or crevices for the
CPES to run into. Once in the log, it will follow any open or soft path
it can find.
The treatment is permanent. Once in/around the wood fibers the resin
does not deteriorate or leach away.
Hope this is of some help, and please come back if you have additional questions.