Log Wall Exterior
The inspector shall inspect exterior surfaces of log walls, when such surfaces are visible, looking for:
- separation of joints;
- the presence of mold, mildew or fungus;
- loose or missing caulking;
- discoloration, graying, bleaching or staining of logs;
- cracks located at tops of logs and facing up;
the condition of chinking, to include cracking, tears, holes or separation of log courses; and
the condition of log ends.
Other Exterior Concerns
In addition to the items specified in InterNACHI Standards of Practice 2.1 and 2.2, the inspector shall inspect:
- vertical support posts under and on all porches
- downspout extensions; and
- grading and water flow away from log walls.
Log Wall Interior
The inspector shall inspect interior surfaces of log walls, when such surfaces are visible, looking for:
- separation between log walls and interior ceilings
- separation between logs, including light or air penetration from outdoors;
- separation between exterior log wall and interior partition walls.
Other Interior Concerns
In addition to the items specified in InterNACHI Standards of Practice 2.4 and 2.6, the inspector shall inspect:
- adjustable sleeves, flexible hose sections, looped water supply lines, slip joints, and flexible ductwork that are visible as part of the standard heating and plumbing inspections.