Keep It Dry: Moisture Control Flaws and Fixes

Claudette Reichel  |  6/20/2017 2:54:08 PM

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Wet happens.

Make sure it can dry.

Course Information:
In our wet climate, keeping a wood frame house dry is the single most important factor for durability, preventing mold, and customer satisfaction. Yet, the more energy-efficient the house, the harder and more important it is to keep it dry and prevent an all-too-common and costly source of call-backs.

At this seminar and tour, you’ll learn about water-shedding design guidelines, crucial flashing and house-wrap details with common mistakes, “best practice” methods and alternatives, moisture management insights to prevent hidden condensation and mold, how to prevent and solve cupped wood flooring, and various types of products now available that can make it easier to keep it dry. The program will include a hands-on tour of LaHouse moisture control assemblies, exhibits and products.

Dates, Time and Location:

Sept. 20, 2017. (Note: June 27 session was canceled.) Registration and coffee from 8:30-9:00 a.m. in the LaHouse Teaching Center. Program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break (on your own).

LaHouse Resource Center is located directly across from LSU Alex Box Baseball Stadium on 2858 Gourrier Ave., Baton Rouge, La. It is 1/4 mile west of the Nicholson Drive - Burbank Drive intersection.

Who should attend:

Residential contractors, remodelers, construction supervisors and HVAC contractors; architects; home designers; building officials; home inspectors; energy raters and consultants; residential/light commercial material suppliers; construction, design and structural engineering students and faculty.

Continuing Education Credits:
This seminar is pre-approved for 6 continuing education hours for Louisiana residential contractors (request LSLBC form). A LaHouse Resource Center certificate of completion will be issued to all who complete the seminar and technical tour and may be used by attendees to request continuing education credit from their respective authorizing bodies.

Instructor:
Dr. Claudette Hanks Reichel, Professor, Extension Housing Specialist and Director, LaHouse Resource Center

Cost:

$100
registration fee* (lunch on your own)
*20% discount on class fee for LHBA and La. Realtor members, LaHouse Gold + Key Contributors, government employees and non-profit organization employees. Larger discount for faculty and students.

Click here for more information and to register.

Class size is limited.

Payment must be received to reserve your seat.

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