shrinkage of a wooden house

Shrinkage of a wooden house

Shrinkage of the house occurs due to the logs. Shrinking the log of the log. It may differ for different types of wood. Cedar logs are reduced (shrinkage) in volume to 6%. If you’ve been using the diameter of the 40 cm, you can use the 5-6 for a few years.

10 meters away, after all, the centimeters.

The shrinkage time of the chopped logs.

How much should chopped log house stand?

  • freshly prepared log, while felling logs at our work site in Siberia: humidity 60-70%;
  • “log humidity - 18-20%;
  • In the past year, it will be possible to ensure that the log is in the 2-3%.

Yeah after assembly on foundations - wrong !!! 1 / 3 on the amount of shrinkage.

It will be given to you that you will be given the rest of the house. It will come to stable - 8%.

House of winter or summer forest?

It doesn't matter. Humidity in the tree does not depend on the season. Just winter sap flow stops! Traditionally in Russia, the wooden houses were built in the winter because:

  • more convenient to harvest the forest. In winter, you can get to any plots;
  • remove logs from the forest. Over the snow, dragging and sledding, even a horse can;
  • there were many other concerns.

But it doesn’t need to be, and it doesn’t interfere with it. and mosquitoes.

Log house for shrinkage - an error!

This is a mistake! It is a process that leads to the development of a logistic system. When designing and felling logs should not be taken into account the main points:

  • free space in the window;
  • install shrinkage compensators (jacks) on poles, if they are present in the project;
  • 2's raid roof with chopped gables;
  • when you choose perpendicular to each other!

The Log House Company, Shouting for you!

The negative effects of the log

Unfortunately, it’s not possible.

Shrinkage effects

Methods of "mitigation" and eliminate the effects of shrinkage

The appearance of cracks in the log.

The thicker crack.

Maybe you’re looking for a house in the log house.

  1. Grinding and painting (clogging) It is clear from the bottom of the log.
  2. Saving grooves at the withers of the log.
  3. Sealing cracks with acrylic seal after the final shrinkage

Reducing the height of the walls in the house

  1. Installation of shrinkable jacks in the pillars
  2. Installation of sliding supports in the truss system.
  3. Door opening

We will give you your house!

It is necessary to exclude shrinkage processes.

This may be a house built by technology.

  • Post and beam - The structure of the house or bath;
  • It is a frame-timbered.

On this page information on various logging technologies, owned by the company Medveve Log - good houses from cedar!