on April 1,2005
Ask Log Man: Is it necessary to build . . .
Log Home Buyer Workshops at the Lake April 9th
Face to Face at Shows
Log Man: Is it necessary to build log homes
on a specific kind of foundation?
Log Man sez: This
is a rather common question. Log homes are similar to other
homes with regard to the foundation. They can be built on
crawl spaces, slabs, piers, cinder blocks and poured walls.
Unless the terrain suggests otherwise, log homes are commonly
built on foundations where walk out basements are featured.
Poured walls and pre-cast walls seem to be superior to block
foundations in that there is less labor-intensive and get
the same result . . . and they are usually very water tight
- no leaks or fewer leaks. This option, of course, varies
from one geographic area to another.
Incidentally, when reviewing the choice of a slab, crawl
space or full basement, consider that there is very little
cost difference between a crawl space and a full basement.
However, a full basement with nine or 10 foot walls provides
a large amount of usable space, now and for future use considerations.
If nothing else, a full basement provides a good place for
the HVAC unit, hot water heater, pipes, wires and storage.
Of course, when planning for a full basement, be sure to
determine where the basement steps are to be located.
very short history of log homes in the USA
Honest Abe's Log Home in Illinois
Log Home Buyer Workshops
at The Lake
by Jack Hutslar of LogHomesByJack.com
Our first FREE Log Home Buyer Workshop will be
conducted by LogHomesByJack.com
Saturday April 9, 2005, 10:00 to 11:30 am
at Dairy Queen on Route 616 in Moneta. Seating
is limited to 25. Pre-registration is required. Contact
Jack Hutslar at 800 767-4916 or Jack@naysi.com.
Topics are designed to help buyers sort through the details
involving the selection, purchase and construction of
log and timber frame homes, garages and additions. Handouts
provided. Catalogs available. For more information, see
the Workshop button at www.LogHomesByJack.com.
Workshops by Jack are offered the second Saturday of the
month, from April through October.
Jack and Sally Hutslar represent
Honest Abe Log Homes www.HonestAbe.com.
The SML area sales office for
LogHomesByJack.com is located at 16399 BTW Highway
on Route 122 across from Bridgewater Plaza at the bridge.
Look for our sign - - Log & Timber Frame Homes.
To pre-register, Contact: Jack Hutslar, 800 767-4916,
336 407-2157 [m], Jack@naysi.com
Face to Face
Meet us at the following Shows
Roanoke Home Show
Salem Civic Center
Fri - Sat - Sun - April
1-2-3 at Booth
2402 in the
We have a few FREE passes remaining for log home
buyers. Contact Jack.
Smith Mountain Lake Business Expo
At Bridgewater Plaza
Friday - April 22,
a question. Please feel free to email questions to
me about log and timber frame homes and I will answer
them in future issues - using only your initials, of course.
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