The following list is a set of guidelines StoneMill uses in its log home business. These have been posted in answer to many common questions we receive. If you have any further questions please contact us.
What type of road access do we need?
Your log package will arrive on a tractor-trailer rig with a minimum length of 64'. Your road needs to be fairly straight with a packed gravel base. StoneMill is not responsible for fees accrued due to unimproved road conditions. If you have any questions about your site, please feel free to call. If you contract Creekside to erect your log home, a representative will visit your site and perform a jobsite inspection to help identify any potential problems.
Do I need to have electric on site?
Yes. Construction crews will need electric power available to construct your home.
How much will my log package weigh?
Our materials packages average between 60,000 and 70,000 pounds per truckload; however, the maximum allowable weight for the entire load is 80,000 pounds.
Is my log package going to fit on one truck?
In most cases all the material for the Total Package will fit on two trucks. Number of truckloads will vary with size of log package and materials ordered from StoneMill. Ask your StoneMill representative if additional truckloads will be needed.
Will Creekside unload my log package?
Yes, if Creekside Construction services are contracted.
When do I need to pay for Creekside services?
If Creekside Construction, Inc. provides erection or dry-in service, payment is due to Creekside upon completion of each service provided.
Do I need to provide equipment for your Creekside crew to build the log package?
No. Expense for such equipment is provided for in the erection costs broken out in your labor proposal, and will be brought by Creekside crews.
Do I need to provide room and board for the Creekside Construction, Inc. crew while they are erecting my log package?
No. Room and board is provided as part of the service.
Can I help with the erection of the log package?
Due to insurance considerations, your ability to help will be limited.
Does an electrician need to be on site to pull wire as the logs are being erected?
No. All of StoneMill's log walls are predrilled for electric, so the wire can be pulled at a later date. If Creekside Construction is performing the dry-in service, an electrician is needed on site if you intend to do overhead lighting/wiring in the heavy timber roof system.
Who installs the chinking?
The chinking is one of the last items to be installed before the house is finished. You or your general contractor will install it. The chinking manufacturers can provide a list of contractors to install their products. Contact your StoneMill representative for a list of applicators.
Who installs the tongue & groove decking and panels?
As part the Basic Dry-in service, Creekside Construction, Inc. provides the labor to install these components as well as frame and sheath the gable end walls, shed dormer walls, and dog house dormers (See Dry-in Proposal for more detail). If you do not contract Creekside Construction to provide the basic dry-in service, you are responsible for the installation of these components.
What is included in the Basic Dry-in Service?
Creekside Construction’s dry-in services are provided in addition to the erection service. Labor to construct additional components of the home can be quoted. All dry-in proposals include labor only. Basic Dry-in includes the construction of the roof system to the final underlayment, framing and sheathing of the gable end walls, shed and doghouse dormers. (Please see proposal for more detail.)
What other Creekside services are available?
Creekside Construction quotes the porch construction and subfloor as optional services. (Please see proposal for more detail.) Nonstandard dry-in labor is quoted as requested. All dry-in proposals include labor only.
What do I need to provide for the Dry-in Crew?
When shell erection and dry-in labor is contracted, Creekside will provide a list of conventional materials needed to perform the work. This material must be onsite before the crew arrives.
When is the porch erected?
Creekside Construction provides Porch Installation as an optional part of the Dry-in services. Creekside will provide the labor to frame the porch decks, porch roof racks, install tongue and groove decking and felt on the porch roof. Creekside will provide a list of materials needed to perform the work. This material must be onsite before the crew arrives. You are responsible for having the porch foundation in place to frame the porch deck prior to the crew's arrival. If you do not contract Creekside to install the porch, you are responsible for the installation of these components.
Does StoneMill provide material for the porch deck?
No. This conventional lumber can be purchased cheaper through your local building supply.
Does Creekside Construction, Inc. install the roof timbers?
Yes, Creekside will install StoneMill's timber roof system. This installation consists of setting and bracing off the timber ridge, rafters, and ridge supports per plan. If Creekside Construction is contracted to perform the basic dry-in, they will install the conventional components of the roof per the contract.
Does the dormer wall come with the timber roof package?
The construction and placement of the shed dormer wall is included in the timber roof erection price. The homeowner is responsible for the materials being onsite prior to the crew arrival. Creekside will provide a material list for these components, unless you purchase pre-framed walls from StoneMill in the log package. Contact your StoneMill representative for more details on StoneMill’s pre-framed wall components.
What do we use to attach the panels?
StoneMill provides specialty screws to secure the panels.
Can StoneMill cut window openings to meet any manufacturer’s specifications?
Some window sizes may degrade the structural integrity of the log structure. StoneMill reserves the right to modify window sizes when structural integrity is an issue during the design phase. However, Creekside can cut window openings to meet most manufacturers’ specifications.
Still have questions? We are here to help. Please contact Creekside today to speak with one of our log home experts.