New hand-built timber housing - what more could you want? Unfortunately, many can only dream of such an option. Not everyone has such an opportunity: a high-quality tree has an appropriate cost, and there are no building skills.
Buying an old wooden house or a country house is much easier for many - it is quite an affordable option.
Yes, and people often inherit old huts from relatives, often in a very neglected and even uninhabited state. Before using it, such housing must be put in order.
It should be noted that often quite suitable wood is found under the old coating - although not new, but quite high quality. They knew how to build before.
First of all, a thorough inspection of the house is required. It is advisable to start with its foundation. If you immediately proceed directly to the restoration of the old village house, and later it turns out that problems with the foundation of the house interfere with its full use, then the work done will be in vain.
If, during the inspection, serious deficiencies in the foundation are found (partial destruction, filling corners, dampness, mold, deformation, cracks), then they must be eliminated.
This procedure cannot be performed without jacks. With these devices, with great care, the log house is raised to a comfortable height. The base itself is getting better, insulated or filled in again - this is how the foundation is restored. Such manipulations are considered quite dangerous, so insurers and observers are needed for it.
Then the old log house returns to its place, and a new stage begins - its grinding. This will require a special machine equipped with attachments. With its help, it will be possible to process the most inaccessible areas. Hands and a simple emery cloth for this manipulation will not be enough. Grinding is carried out until a layer with a light color appears.
And the machine is universal: changing the nozzle elements will allow you to use it not only for grinding, but also for sealing all kinds of defects, cracks and cracks.
Large defects located along the length of the rims are repaired even before that. They are sealed with a mixture of asbestos and sawdust: the damaged areas are rubbed with a pre-prepared composition.
Instead of asbestos, you can take wood glue, or ordinary stucco. But such formulations are suitable for correcting minor flaws.
If the defects are too large, and there are many of them, the log house will need facing. Otherwise, the inevitable dampness in the cracks will cause damage and decay of the tree. The wood must be treated with impregnations and all kinds of protective agents.
The procedure is performed before start caulking.Sealing materials should preferably be processed with them.
All seams between the logs are freed from the worn, crumbling seal, for which it is convenient to use a regular vacuum cleaner. After all, the old log houses are conscientiously lawn. Instead of worn-out tow, a new, modern sealing material is selected.
The final stage of all work carried out - the final painting of the building.
Ignorant citizens are sure that this procedure consists in a simple application of a decorative paint composition to the wood.
This seems to be so, but in this case, not quite.
This means the application of various means - tinting, varnish, azure. The listed coatings do not hide the charming texture of natural wood.
But if the facade of the house is really old and dilapidated, then it will have to be revetted or covered with opaque paint, one way or another.
It is important to remember that the ends of the logs should not undergo any protective or decorative treatment.
Here are some kind of capillaries of the tree, through which it "breathes". The processing process will seal them, the normal air circulation will be disrupted, and the log or timber will undergo a decay process.
As you can see, restoration or reconstruction of a wooden house is not an overly complicated process. It’s not that hard work, and besides, it’s clearly creative. Here you can give free rein to imagination and imagination, trying to improve and refine the old home.
What would seem risky for the decoration of a new home can be safely used to restore the old one.
Cases of putting in order of houses with high architectural value, or monuments of antiquity are not uncommon. Sometimes restoration of private merchant houses and mansions is carried out. In such cases, a particularly careful and careful approach is required.
To complicate matters, such a building cannot be decorated with siding or other modern materials.
All work is carried out with care, because any negligence can cause irreversible consequences.
Over-sanding, for example, can thin out a unique wood pattern, or spoil it by warping.
What specific features characterize the measures for the restoration of the old house:
Maybe you can find the pictures you need from the old owners or in the family archive. If you wish, you can reproduce the building in its original appearance.
In other respects, the transformation of an old log house is similar to the repair of an ordinary frame house.Logs and compactors should also be processed. Perhaps they need even more protective substances than simple dwellings.
The cost of restoration of a private house is made up of various factors. This is both the season and the remoteness of the building from the city limits. After all, if you hire craftsmen for work, then they need to somehow get to the workplace. In the cold season, this is more difficult to do.
A significant role in the cost of restoration of a suburban building is played by its size, living area and the degree of neglect.
If the house stood for a long time without tenants and unattended, then the premises inside and the outer facade could become completely unusable. The craftsmen will have to make a lot of effort to return the building to a decent look and all the qualities necessary for a home.
The scale of the proposed work also affects the final cost of the restoration.
After all, it is one thing to repair individual elements of a small building, and quite another to overhaul with the reconstruction of a large two-story dwelling. Of course, minor restoration work will cost a lot less.
Any house, even the highest quality one, over time loses a fair share of its attractiveness. Various defects can appear on its surface, which are perfectly visible to the naked eye. Individual structural elements wear out and can collapse, ceasing to perform their function, and look unsightly.
Better not to wait until the dwelling becomes completely unusable. Then it will be much more difficult and costly to repair it.
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