Nothing that man has created exists forever. And this is an axiom (we will not take into account the Egyptian pyramids and dolmens, because scientists still argue about who and when they erected). Therefore, if your wooden house with time began to be repaired, it should not surprise you. But to master in the shortest possible time the repair of a wooden house with your own hands (unless, of course, you do not want to overpay employees for hire).
An ecological, beautiful, warm log house most often needs the following types of repair:
Replacing the base rims of a wooden house
Elimination of cracks in logs
In principle, a house from a bar is subject to similar problems if it is built from a solid bar, not glued. In the process of operation, glued laminated timber practically does not rot (for this, at the production stage it is deeply impregnated with special compounds), it does not crack and does not deform.
When replacing a solid bar, pay special attention to the exact correspondence of the size of the element to be removed and re-laid, otherwise cracks may appear between the other rows of the bar, which will further deform the entire structure.
This video shows how the lower timber of a wooden house is changing:
Repair of the roof of a wooden house
For wooden houses (both from logs and timber) the roof is repaired in approximately the same way. The differences will not depend on the material of the walls, but on the roofing material:
If the roof covering is badly damaged, instead of partial repair, consider the option with full replacement.
The material must be selected not only by its main characteristics (strength, durability, beautiful appearance), but also by weight, since for a heavier roofing material it is necessary to strengthen the roof system, and in this case repair a wooden house with their own hands is not always possible to perform quickly and cost-effectively.
Floor Repair is the simplest option to repair a wooden house with your own hands. Most often, you have to completely remove the fair floor and change the rotten wooden logs.
In order for the new floor to last longer, before laying it, always dry the underground space, and treat all wooden elements with antiseptics and fire retardants.
Repair of the foundation Often in old wooden houses you have to replace or strengthen the foundations. In this case, the building itself will have to be raised, and the repair of the foundation should be carried out in stages (one side of the house at a time). For convenience, you can disassemble the house flooring.
Before the start of repair work, mark out for yourself the parts of the foundation to be repaired (they can be dismantled, and in their place lay down or concrete the new part of the foundation). In some cases, the foundation under the wooden house will have to be changed completely, in parts replacing it with a new tape-type or columnar foundation with a reinforced concrete grillage.
In this video, you will see how the process of replacing the foundation under the wooden house takes place: