Log Home & Cabin Restoration Manitoba

At Maurice and Sons Construction, we help you restore your log home or cabin to a brand-new condition. Log homes are tricky to maintain and require work, but you don’t have to worry since we will not only restore your home, but we will also guide you on how to keep it in perfect condition yourself.

About Us

Attention To Detail

Preserve & bring out the natural beauty of your log home or cabin

Affordable Prices

Competitive rates to provide you the best value for your money

Quality Product

Best log home products on the market backed up by our warranty

WHY CHOOSE US

What to Expect From Our Log Home Restoration Services

Experience

Second generation contractors, specializing in log home restoration.

Professional Experts

Certified staff trained to understand your needs.

Warranteed

With a 100% customer satisfaction rate and warranty, our work speaks for itself.

Our Process for Log Home & Cabin Restoration

We begin our log home restoration process by assessing the severity of damage on your home. This preparation phase can include anything from removing entire logs or sections of logs to superficial damage that is merely surface and simply sanding will get the desired result.

Then, we do what’s called a “log wash” with a specifically designed detergent for log homes to clean the logs of all the loose material as well as dirt and grime from the structure. After applying a series of products, we give a protective finish to the logs to preserve the underlying products designed to ultimately protect the logs and maintain the beauty of the wood once restored.

Finally, we apply chink as well as other products to seal up all the cracks within the logs themselves, on the sides, as well as on the ends of the logs and, on all the joints between the logs. This final step not only protects your structure from heat loss in the winter and heat infiltration in the summer, but also protects it from water, insects and critters from getting into the wood and destroying the logs.

FAQs About Our Log Home Restoration Services

Log homes require comparatively more maintenance than other types of houses, however it is totally worth it. The reason for log homes requiring relatively higher maintenance is the nature of the building material i.e. wood.

Wood is vulnerable to rot, insects, and more prone to wear and tear than other building materials. But once protected, logs are just as durable as any modern building material out there.

 

To prevent your log home from weather, insects, and wear and tear, it is essential to periodically wash, re-stain, re-caulk, re-chink, re-seal, and re-finish the logs depending on the product in question. Our experts are at your disposal to guide you through the whole process.

The average lifespan of a log home is well over 100 years, depending purely on maintenance. With proper care and guidance from our experts, you can expect your log home to barely age at all in the time that you own it.

Wood is comparatively more sensitive to weather elements and rot, therefore when we work on a log home, we make sure to use the best materials and building techniques (preservatives, staining, chinking, etc.) to prolong the lifespan of your home as much as possible.

Wood is comparatively more sensitive to weather elements and the process of decay, therefore, when we work on your log home, we make sure we are using the best materials, the best products utilizing the best techniques borrowed from the long history of the tried-and-true of the past, combined with the current modern science to provide the best care that there is available for your log home.

Power washing is a common, economical and seemingly effective method to clean your home. But whether it is the right choice for your log home requires some discussion. In the vast majority of instances, it is not a good idea to power wash your log home.

It boils down to the simple fact you are using pressure, or "power" to power wash your log home, which pushes the water into the wood, increasing its moisture content.

In essence, unbeknownst to you, you are increasing the chance of the rate of decay of the wood by pushing water into the wood. There are 3 things needed to decay wood; 

  1. Some form of organism, mold or insect for example
  2. Air
  3. Water!

Those 3 ingredients are all that are needed to decay wood. If you push water with a power washer into the logs, into the wood, you are increasing one of the 3 ingredients to promote the decaying process of the wood of your logs.

It is our suggestion to not pressure/power wash your log home. Let us do what's called a "log wash," and do it properly, and then everything else that follows that "log wash" will protect your logs, your log home for years to come.

Yes, log homes need chinking, particularly in our Canadian climate, where we experience extreme temperature swings throughout the calendar year. Such temperatures cause the wood, or logs to actually "move," and twist, creating gaps and crevices between logs. It is these gaps and crevices between the logs that will then allow heat to escape in the winter and heat to invade in the summer.

Chinking prevents gaps caused by the wood movement, which protects you against water, insects, and critters. Also, when picking a chinking sealant, you get an opportunity to add a color and more beauty to the overall ensemble of colors of stains and preservatives designed to bring out the natural beauty of the wood of the log home. There are dozens of colours you can pick from! It's a win-win situation for your log home when using chinking.

It is normal for logs to develop cracks over time but it is very important to seal up those gaps for the durability of the logs. This is because cracks are opportunities for water and insects to get inside the log and begin to decay the wood of the log. We have strategies and products to help deal with this problem.

Yes, absolutely! Logs are inherently strong, durable and resistant to our Canadian climate. But logs need help to do their job. And we are here to help you help your logs be all that they can be on your log home.