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    Default Bad chinking and weird metal flashing

    Okay, do you think it is time to replace the chinking? Does anyone know the life expectancy of a standard chinking material? Also, can anyone tell me what the heck this piece of metal is doing. It surrounds three sides of the house at this level.

    Thanks,

    Ryan

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    Default Re: Bad chinking and weird metal flashing

    That flashing is most likely at a second level floor or platform. It keeps water from seeping in at the floor. On some log homes the second level decking extends to the edge of the logs. The first floor is constructed, then the planks, plywood or whatever are then placed on top. Then the second floor is stacked on top of the that flooring.

    You are most likely only seeing it on three sides because the fourth side is being supported on the interior like a loft or balcony.

    As for chinking, it can last years. Weatherall 1010 Chinking is a fantastic product that has very long life in all types of weather conditions.

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    Default Re: Bad chinking and weird metal flashing

    Scott, I am not that familiar with chinking. I don't see it that much but it looks like to me that it needs some work. What do you think? Also, is that flashing acceptable? Thanks for your help.

    Ryan


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    Looks to me someone tried to use a backercord in the gaps of the chinking or very heavy caulk bead. Is this an actual log home or just one thats pretending with horizontal planking and chinking on a wood frame house?


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    Default Re: Bad chinking and weird metal flashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Stouffer View Post
    Scott, I am not that familiar with chinking. I don't see it that much but it looks like to me that it needs some work. What do you think? Also, is that flashing acceptable? Thanks for your help.

    Ryan
    It is hard to tell from a few pictures. If you are not familiar with log homes (is that a real log home?), you might want to defer to person who is. Kurt Solomon up in your neck of the woods would be a good person to contact.

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    Default Re: Bad chinking and weird metal flashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    (is that a real log home?)
    Looks like plank siding with the way it is splitting and other things in the photos.

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    Default Re: Bad chinking and weird metal flashing

    Roughsawn siding with the bark left on the edges for a rustic look. The chinking did not fail but the bark has broken loose as it always will. Bark needs to be removed and home re-chinked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sglick View Post
    . . . needs to be removed and home re-chinked.
    Cha-Chink!


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    Homey Home Inspector says:

    Yo, budget for replacement! Yo yo yo.


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