It is inevitable that at some point, logs will go bad. If you are not sure how to tell if the wood in your log pile has gone bad, there are a few ways you can find out. One way to check for rot is by checking the ends of the logs. You should be able to see sawdust on one or both ends of the log. Another way to check for rotting is by using a screwdriver and poking it into the end of each log- look for wetness inside each hole which would indicate rot. If you have any doubts about whether or not your logs have gone bad, just throw them away! This will prevent any bugs from getting into your home through rotten wood, as well as protect against fires caused by.
We all know that logs are necessary for warmth and energy. But what you may not know is how to make sure they don’t mold or rot! As a handy homeowner, I want to share with you some tips on how to keep your logs from rotting away.
1) Keep your log pile as dry as possible by adding more fresh cut wood in the wintertime. This will prevent moisture from getting into the logs and causing them to decay faster than usual.
2) Spread dirt around the outside of the log pile so rain can soak into it instead of collecting on top and dripping down onto the logs which could cause them to get wetter than they should be.
3) A home inspection for any signs of moisture damage
4) Regularly inspecting and maintaining your log structure
5) Proper ventilation in order to avoid mold growth
6) Avoiding placing objects on top of your logs
7) Ensuring that water does not pool up or leak onto them