After your log house is completed we number all the pieces and carefully load it onto trucks. 2x2 dunnage is placed on the deck to keep the first logs clean. As each log is loaded we weigh it to ensure that we get the maximum allowed onto each truck. After each layer on the truck we again put down dunnage to separate the logs. This way it is easy to get straps around the pieces when unloading and saves time and potential damage from the need to use hooks.
The trucker straps the load down before leaving, but we check his straps first. Their straps are notoriously filthy with road grime and grease so we supply clean ones if needed. Tarping then ensures that your log building arrives to your site clean.
A good rule of thumb is that one truck holds about 1000 square feet of the log house and it takes a day to re-assemble on your site. Once the first course of logs are in place lag screws are installed in the marked and pre-drilled locations to tie the log structure to the sub floor and foundation. The holes for the electrical chases are also drilled through the sub floor and fish ropes started that will be fed through the electrical chases as the building rises.
Successive logs are taken from the truck and placed on skids on the ground or inside on the sub floor. The on site crew then starts to apply the emseal log home tape. while a ready and insulated log is picked up and put in place on the building. The crane goes back to the truck and the process repeats to completion.
The installation of the rough frames that we supply for doors and windows are the final touch and your log house is ready roof framing and finishing.
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