Homes can and do withstand strong hurricanes, if they are designed and reinforced for the wind hazard risk of the area.
Floodwaters commonly contain microbial contaminants and can directly affect public health.
here are six approaches you can take to preventing damage in future floods: elevate the building, block the water in the yard, seal the building, use materials that water won't hurt, and elevate appliances and systems.
A back-flow valve in the common sewer line should allow sewer water to flow from the house to the sewer system, but prevent flow toward the house. To provide best protection from a flooded sewer system, the valve should provide a good seal and operate automatically.
Frequently asked questions about flooded home restoration, and science based answers to help owners and contractors make informed decisions.
There are several things we can do, in addition to cleaning high touch surfaces, to help prevent the spread of COVID 19, or any infectious disease.
As the energy-efficiency bar rises, the margin for error shrinks. Join this 3-day workshop to gain expertise in building science concepts that are key to prevent, diagnose and solve problems. You’ll learn best practice methods for HVAC design and crucial air sealing techniques to achieve the 2009 IRC energy code duct tightness provisions. This course also includes Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) verifier training and certification.
3-day course provides building science insights and methods for safe and effective mold removal and control in buildings.
Contractors are required to maintain Lead-Safe certification for the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). You play an important role in preventing lead poisoning!
Become a certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes.
A resilient home can be quickly restored at low cost to a safe, healthy, comfortable home after disasters -- more important now than ever during the pandemic.
Keep your home safe and secure with these five "S" home improvement projects that can prevent costly hurricane damages.
(05/26/20) The 2020 hurricane season could bring new challenges as Louisiana residents also navigate the realities of COVID-19.
(05/22/20) The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1 and now is the time to prepare your yard, gardens and landscapes for bad weather.
(05/18/20) In response to the recent relaxation of Gov. Edwards’ stay-at-home directive, Burden Museum & Gardens has announced a reopening on May 18.
When you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses and pay all your creditors, you face some difficult financial decisions.
Many raised floor homes in a warm, humid climate develop cupped wood flooring and subfloor moisture problems. This article provides causes and solution options.
When temperatures dip below freezing gardeners and homeowners may need to protect their plants and their heating bill.
A special 10-year anniversary seminar for only $10 to gain insights and answers to safely and effectively protect your buildings from wood destroying pests.
Seminar and tour about common causes of moisture problems and best practices in home construction to keep it dry.
One Saturday each season, LaHouse opens its doors outside its normal weekday operating hours and has experts on hand to answer questions.
List of Southface-LaHouse Certified Duct and Envelop Testing (DET) Verifiers and those who also completed HVAC for High Performance course.
Concrete tile is very long-lasting, yet more hail-resistant and less expensive than clay or slate.
General views of the LaHouse construction site.
Progress of LaHouse Construction as of July 12, 2006.
Louisiana House Home & Landscape Resource Center
Paperless drywall has no food for mold or termites but looks and installs like standard paper-faced, interior gypsum wallboard.
Rendering of LaHouse, Summer 2007
This publication is a summary of a study of the subfloor moisture levels of south Louisiana raised foundation homes with six different insulation systems.
Crawl space and pier foundations
The new master site plan creates a portrait of the vision for Louisiana House – Home and Landscape Resource Center. It shows the long-range plan for its seven-acre site on Gourier Lane, west of Nicholson Drive and adjacent to the LSU golf course and shop.
The original LaHouse development team.
The LaHouse address, phone number, staff, issue leaders, and the professional contractors and consultants involved in its original design or construction.