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Old April 20, 2009, 01:49 AM   #48
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I have lived in homes with interior log walls (log homes) and interior rock walls/river rock and masonry stone (real rock not fake). Both full height and half height divider walls.

I feel pretty confident that either of these two options would be more than adequate.

Part of the problem is that builders for quite some time tend to use the cheapest and quickest materials at hand, i.e. sheetrock.

I would say dogs are the solution to this question. Early warning devices and deterrent. You can shore up your house all you want, but most BGs are not too interested in messing with dogs; and if they are, you just may be in for a run for your money.

I prefer to keep the threat out of my home all together to begin with, and dogs seem to fit the bill nicely; but if a new home improvement project is a must: stone, rock or log walls.
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