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Keep It Dry - Moisture Control Flaws and Fixes
window flashing

In our wet climate, keeping a wood frame house dry is crucial to prevent decay, mold and unhappy customers. This popular, highly-rated seminar will shed light on common flaws and fixes in flashing and moisture control sytems.

Lead Certified Renovator Training (RRP)
Contractors are required to be lead-certified for the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). You play an important role in preventing lead poisoning. Are you ready?

LaHouse Resource Center
Exhibit room

A research-based showcase of solutions and educational programs to help you shape the future with homes that offer MORE benefits with LESS ....

My House, My Home
My House Family

Whenever you build, remodel or buy a home, you have the power of choice. Use this science-based guide to take control of your investment and enjoy a high-performance home that offers so much more than shelter and style alone.

Flood Hazards in Louisiana
Louisiana floods - from excess rain and poor drainage; from overflow of rivers, streams and bayous; from drainage channels backing-up; from storm surge; from levee failures.
Flood Recovery Information
Flooded house
From this page, you will be able to access information on a variety of issues related to flood recovery.
Spray Foam, Unvented Attics, HVAC and Moisture Insights
Spray Foam, Attics, HVAC and Moisture slide thumbnail
Slides of a presentation developed to provide insight into the interactions of spray foam insulation, unvented attics, HVAC and moisture in homes -- to achieve high energy-efficiency and comfort without creating moisture problems and health hazards.
FloodMaps Graphics
FloodMaps Icon 1024px sq
Images for use with LSU AgCenter FloodMaps Portal
Sealing and Saddles Improve Air Flow in Ducts
Image: Sealing Duct to Plenum
Good performance of the HVAC systems depends on eliminating leaks in the plenum and ducting system and reducing friction within the ducts themselves. This 3-part video shows how to accomplish these goals, which also reduce attic air infiltration into the system.
Flood Map BFE Scenarios
BFE Scenarios Tip Sheet
Describes a feature of the FloodMaps portal that illustrates the relation between ground elevation, Base Flood Elevation and the floor elevation of a building at the site.
Finding Flood and Wind Hazards in Louisiana
Find Flood and Wind Hazards
Demonstrates use of the LSUAgCenter FloodMaps portal to find flood and wind hazards at user points of interest in Louisiana.
Flood Insurance - Comparing Old and New Maps
Old Map New Map
Demonstrates how map changes affect two properties - one going from high-to-low risk while the other goes from low to high risk in the same area. Use this as a guide to find out about map changes at any location in Louisiana.
Getting around on
Getting around the Flood Maps portal
Tip Sheet explains how to navigate the LSU AgCenter FloodMaps portal and use of icons.
Choosing the Right FIRM and Right Spot
Right FIRM Right Spot - Flood Maps Portal
Graphic steps to using the FloodMaps portal. Developed primarily for agents and lenders to caution about using Preliminary and Future FIRMS.
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