Before you ask, no I haven’t finished the log home course! There are about 5 log homes total where I live, so I’m looking for a pro (like you!) to help me out…
It’s a log home with logs cut with grooves at the top and bottom of the logs. A shim is added and insulation strip between logs. The home is 17 years old.
For some reason an owner covered the exterior with tyvek wrap and ship lap wood siding.
As you can hopefully see from the pictures, there are substantial (>1/4 inch) cracks in a number of vertical support pillars and horizontal ceiling beams and exterior logs.
There are also areas inside where there is a gap between the horizontal main logs that is about 3/8" where you can see past the insulation strip to the inter-log connector piece shim thingy (yeah, I don’t know the correct term)
Are these cracks an indication of an issue? Help!
I posted a second post below with more pictures