Tending To Checks & Cracks

Posted by Kelly Winner on

It's important to pay close attention to these openings, as they are thoughts for water rain and snow.  For Ideal treatment of a check:

Thoroughly clean the inside surfaces of checks (where the caulk will be in contact to remove dirt and unsound wood.

Apply backer rod to checks 1/4" or wider before staining and caulking.

Stain the wall with a stain that is compatible with your caulking or chinking, making sure the stain seeps into the check.

Gun the caulking into the check - Log Builder or Conceal are ideal for this application.

Tool the caulk to ensure good adhesion to the wood.



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