We are excited to say the least about the Johanson’s New Log Home Starting tomorrow with the floor section. After the floor section or should I say the decking is framed properly the Log Home Doctors Log Building specialist will begin by curfing the bottom of the first course of logs to receive flashing to prevent and future water our and other debris to enter the Log Home at the bottom course of Logs. This Log Home will be a process from there that will create there new dream Log Home. Then the Log Home Doctors specialist will start what is called stacking. The stacking process is what happens with the Logs. They will stack the logs up to the course that receives the windows. Then they will build their window bucks and brace them on each side to support the buck and then also support the wall as it is being stacked. This will then happen up to the 13th course of logs. After the 13th course of logs they will build the second floor section and continue all the way up to truss height. Between the 13th course of full log and the 14th course of half log there will be a angled flashing to prevent and moisture to get behind logs on first floor. The Second floor will be 2″x6″ framed with sheeting and house wrap under the half log application. Also all Prow walls are always a Half Log System due to a couple things. One is the butt and pass corners cant be cut in a full log application and the other reason is due to the amount of windows in that wall normally. We have to use a lot of manufactured studs in these walls to carry the load for wind and shear point reasons.
I hope this informs you a little bit on these things.