Mill Iron Log Restoration

Mill Iron Log Restoration:

Cob/Sand Blasting:  Cob Blasting is a process used to remove layers of built up “old finish” as well as years of neglect and weathering.  Cob Blasting is an environmentally friendly and safe process similar to sand blasting using ground corn cob instead of sand.  Mill Iron has found cob blasting to be the most effective method for overall surface preparation as well as finish removal. Though no one method is best for every situation, cob blasting has been the most efficient method for us.

Mill Iron also uses glass blasting, sanding/grinding, and in the right circumstances, pressure washing. No matter which method is determined to be appropriate for the situation, Mill Iron ensures proper preparation for every job

Thermal Imaging:  Mill Iron Log Restoration and Building Maintenance use the Energy Conservatory’s Minneapolis Blower Door for testing and measuring the air tightness of your home or building. The Blower Door tests the buildings envelope, diagnoses and demonstrates air leakage problems, estimates natural infiltration, estimate the efficiency losses from building air leakage, verifies energy efficiency or lack of and certifies construction integrity. We will provide you a comprehensive report showing exactly how much it is costing your pocket book. When used with our thermal imaging equipment, we can pinpoint problem area, air leak, missing insulation, water damage, electrical hot spot and much more.

Mill Iron Log Restoration and Building Maintenance use the Energy Conservatory’s Minneapolis Blower Door for testing and measuring the air tightness of your home or building. The Blower Door tests the buildings envelope, diagnoses and demonstrates air leakage problems, estimates natural infiltration, estimate the efficiency losses from building air leakage, verifies energy efficiency or lack of and certifies construction integrity. We will provide you a comprehensive report showing exactly how much it is costing your pocket book. When used with our thermal imaging equipment, we can pinpoint problem area, air leak, missing insulation, water damage, electrical hot spot and much more.

Log Replacement and Repair:  Mill Iron has an experienced team of log repair and replacement experts. Our team will evaluate each log to determine if the log needs to replaced or repaired.

We use the combination of borate treatments and specialized epoxy on all repair jobs.

When log rot is too extensive for repair, we can in many cases remove the rotten portion of the log, treat the remaining portion with borates to protect from further rot, and then replace the removed portion with a new “face”. In severe cases we must jack up the affected portion of the building and replace entire logs.