Don’t dry logs settle less than green logs?
All log homes settle, it is just a matter of how much. A dry log might settle 25% less than a green home, but you would still want to expect a 2-3″ reduction. Handled professionally, settling is usually a simple thing to deal with. Some homes may require settling jacks, which are used to lower vertical columns in a building. The all thread that is in the walls to hold the building to the foundation requires tightening, but only for the first few years, and we have devices to take care of this for you. Whether you use green or dry logs, the home has to be built the exact same way; it‘s just a matter of how much settling you need to allow for.