Keep It Dry: Moisture Control Flaws and Fixes

Wet happens!

In our wet climate and flood-prone region, keeping a wood frame house dry is the single most important factor for durability, to prevent mold, and for customer satisfaction. Yet, the more energy-efficient the house, the more important and challenging it is to keep it dry and prevent a common and costly source of call-backs. Restoring a flooded home compounds the challenge. At this seminar, you’ll learn about:

  • key water shedding design guidelines,
  • crucial flashing and weather barrier 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 subfloor rot,
  • HVAC mistakes and solutions for humidity control,
  • products now available that can make it easier to keep it dry, AND
  • strategies for creating flood-hardy homes.
Water leaking through brick veneer

The program will include a hands-on tour of LaHouse Resource Center's moisture control and flood-hardy assemblies, exhibits and products. Attendees will also receive a packet of materials relevant to the topic. NOTE: Due to pandemic precautions, class size is limited and masks must be properly worn at all times.

Dates, Time and Location:

June 15 and June 29, 2021. Registration and refreshments 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).

The LSU AgCenter provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need an accommodation to participate in an event, please contact LaHouse at 225-578-7913 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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 OF HOURS continuing education hours for Louisiana residential contractors (request LSLBC form) and La. Home Inspectors (full credit through LSBHI). A LaHouse Resource Center certificate of completion will also be issued to attendees.


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


$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.

5/20/2021 5:14:01 PM
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