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Old 06-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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cracked beam on cedar pergola


Contractor just finished up today installing a cedar pergola and i noticed a crack on the beam. Should i live with it or circle back with the contractor to get fixed?

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This is not a structural issue, if anything it is an aesthetic issue. If your contract called for installation with no splits, you might have a case, else I would not worry about it.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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Thank you for the quick response. Contract called for rough sawn cedar.. so I'm good with it since it shouldn't pose a structural risk
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If it bothers you something like Abatron epoxy filler, tinted to match the cedar or the color you stain it, will make it so you never notice it. Most would not anyhow.
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