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An article about rot by our President, Rod Rodriguez....

The main component of any wood is cellulose, which serves as the primary source of nutrition for both insects and decay fungi. The biggest enemy to wood is moisture. When untreated wood is exposed to the elements, to weather and particularly to moisture, decay fungi can establish very quickly and rot can occur in just a few short…


Added by See Dirt Run! Inc. on September 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Check it out! "6 Easy Steps to Maintaining Your Cabin" by Beth Borrego, appearing May 2009 in Country's Best Log Homes Cozy Cabin Issue!

Hooray! This past February when I was thinking warm thought I was asked to write an article for the Cozy Cabin issue on maintenance. I just got my copy today, and am excited. My hat's off to the editors, who of course put out wonderful magazines. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of this issue!

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Added by See Dirt Run! Inc. on June 3, 2009 at 7:34pm — 2 Comments

Avoid the "P" word... (paint)

As log home enthusiasts who live vicariously through caring for other people's log homes, we would be remiss if we did not caution those of you building or buying an existing log home about the "p" word. Paint and logs are not a good combination. When moisture becomes trapped in the wood, your logs are more susceptible to rot. We have worked on painted homes before, where owners who purchased a log home that was previously painted, had no idea their logs were infested with rot. Wood needs to… Continue

Added by See Dirt Run! Inc. on June 15, 2008 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

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