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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For Louisiana

1,589,946

Total Residences

This number includes both single-family dwellings, as well as apartments, condos, and rental/short-stay locations.

6.20 %

98,288 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 0.90% chance the water came into your basement. 855 Louisiana respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

5.1 %

81,194 had foundation problems.

In total, 60,438 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 20,756 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Louisiana Homes
  • Bowed walls
  • Damp spots on the basement floor
  • Carpeting is damp
  • Water droplets on pipes
  • Stuck doors
  • Basement has a musty smell
  • Leaking windows in basement
  • Cracks in mortar between bricks
Important Facts and Data To Understand
  • Hurricane Season ends November 30, but flooding is a year-round risk for Gulf State residents. Above-average rainfall in the winter increases the risk of widespread damage from coastal flooding, ice jams and snow melt. 1
  • Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation.
  • Many moisture problems can be avoided by properly designing the foundation. Moisture problems associated with improperly designed foundations can be difficult and expensive to identify and fix, can create the potential for health problems resulting from mold growth, and can be a liability for building owners. 2
  • Heavy rains can cause flooding, which can lead to serious structural and other damage to your home. Water can ruin drywall, carpeting, furniture and major appliances, and can cause mold to grow.
  • A damp basement is commonly caused by moisture migrating through a concrete foundation. There may not be a sign of any leak or standing water, but the moisture evaporates, increasing indoor humidity. Another common causeis condensation on the cold concrete walls and floors during humid months.
  • During hot humid months, using a dehumidifier in the basement can reduce condensation on the walls. This may work better after you’ve sealed air and duct leaks to reduce the amount of humid outdoor air you are bringing into the basement. 3
  • Moisture control is fundamental to the proper functioning of any building. Controlling moisture is important to protect occupants from adverse health effects and to protect the building, its mechanical systems and its contents from physical or chemical damage. Yet, moisture problems are so common in buildings, many people consider them inevitable.

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Valuable Related Resources For Louisiana Homeowners

HUD Site

Louisiana home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of Louisiana

50States.com

Recommended for insight into Louisiana information.

FloodSmart.gov

Flooding In the Gulf Region

Education on the problems caused by water and flooding, especially related to your basement, is a critical step!

FloodSmart.gov

Hurricanes & Flooding - Fact Sheet

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