1. Log Building Standards from the International Log Builder's Association (free).
  2. ICC 400-2017: Standard on the Design and Construction of Log Structures (Purchase only).
  3. InterNACHI's Log Home Inspection Course (free to members)
  4.  Log Home Inspection Checklist, by Kenton Shepard $29.99

In addition to the systems commonly inspected in a conventional home, inspection of log homes typically includes examination of the following:

  • General type: manufactured or handcrafted;
  • Wall logs: condition and general construction method;
  • General structural integrity;
  • Allowance for settling (when necessary)
  • Corner notches: type and fit;
  • Log extensions: configuration and condition;
  • Chinking: type and condition;
  • Finish coating:condition; and

NOTE: Inspection is limited to those components that are readily visible at the time of the inspection.