Sandra Scallan, Reichel, Claudette Hanks
Hurricane hardware for wind resistance - strap and plate tie studs to bolted bottom plate
Anchor bolt through bottom plate into slab; connector ties stud to bolted bottom plate
Pier foundation for MBR and porch with copper azole treated lumber for outside exposure (Mid States Wood Preserving and Arch Chemical)
Plates tie SIPS to bolted bottom plate
Straps connect upper level to lower level, tie studs to top plate, and wrap over roof rafters.
Deck protector tape (Grace Vicor) between treated wood and hardware prevents corrosion
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture