LaHouse Paves the Way for Sustainable Housing (additional photos)

Claudette Reichel, Lawrence, Frances C  |  1/6/2006 1:55:05 AM

Going up on the LSU campus almost in the shadow of famed Tiger Stadium, the Louisiana House Home and Landscape Center – LaHouse – will be a permanent, evolving showcase with acres of educational landscape exhibits, a teaching center and exhibit space providing educational outreach to consumers, construction professionals and youth. LaHouse will include a range of practical and proven solutions, from no-cost to higher-end products and systems for both new and existing homes. LaHouse will be a hub of ongoing educational outreach through distance education and a network of extension educators on site and in all 64 parishes of Louisiana. (Photo by John Wozniak)

Steel mesh between cement foundations and wood sill plates preventstermites from using gaps in the concrete to get to the wood. First the mesh is cut to fit. . .

fastened down with rivets. . .

and covered with a final barrier before the sill plates are attached. (Photos by Mark Claesgens)

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