Citizens, this is how we remove old concrete chinking from log homes. The tool being used is a Makita Power scraper. This tool has helped us remove tens of thousands of feet of old concrete. Water was leaking into this 100+ year old cabin every time it rained and no furnace could keep the place warm anymore at 10,000 feet so it was time to re-chink. The home is located in Fairplay, Colorado.
The second video shows media blasting with crushed recycled glass that we buy from Sashco in Denver, Colorado. We use an aluminum shield around the windows and roof line to protect the white paint.
Before doing any of this the old chinking was tested for asbestos and the old stain for lead by Reservoirs Environmental Testing in Denver. No hazardous material was found, however I highly recommend testing any log home cabin that you might plan on working on if it was built before 1980.
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Cool vids tom. Keep um coming.
Thanks so much your feedback is my inspiration JD!