Before the construction of a log home, there are certain measures that should be taken to avoid bugs, fungus, mold, and termite issues. Insects will eat logs, lay eggs to multiply while mold grows to depend on moisture level. This is a huge risk to any log cabin as it gets destroyed with time.
The Foundation should be Kept Dry
Although log manufacturers ensure that the logs are dry, it’s possible for a foundation to be damp. In such scenarios, pests such as termites start to come up. Mold also finds its way and when these two are combined, a homeowner should expect extensive damage. Insecticides can help keep the insects at bay but it’s better to work with a professional to help prevent this.
Moisture is dangerous to your log home. It attracts mold and termites. Although treating the wood helps with this, it’s a good idea to protect the walls and foundation. If there are shrubs near the log home or wet areas, find a way that you will prevent it from affecting the wood. If the home does not have gutters, install them so that rainwater is carried away from the house.