Post and Beam simply means that the structure
is going to be rock solid when it is completed. It is not going
to shift and move and settle, which is a common characteristic of
log homes. And, because we have eliminated all the settling, we
have also eliminated all the ongoing maintenance and annoying problems
that are associated with other log homes, like adjusting for doors
and windows that get out of square, or pipes that separate when
the house settles. These are very important elements to consider
in the purchase of your new log home. You want to be satisfied and
you want your home to be trouble free.
As you learn more about log homes you will begin to understand what
settling is all about. Simply put, the house settles because all
the weight of the house, specifically the upper portion, is resting
on the horizontal logs that make up the walls of the house. They
compress, the house settles and everything moves several inches.
With our Post and Beam construction method, we place upright posts
next to every door and window. The posts go up to the top of the
door and window height, and then beams lay across the posts.
The upper portion of the house is built upon the beams which are
resting on the upright posts. Therefore, the beams and vertical
posts, which do not compress, carry all the weight and the house
does not settle! In fact, it is rock solid. You can install your
kitchen cabinets, windows and doors without worrying that the walls
they are attached to will settle.
EXAMPLE OF POST AND BEAM: