Take An #InsulationVacation, Part 4: Louisiana

June 30, 2017

Our journey through Insulation Nation continues with a visit to Louisiana! Throw some beads! See what happens. Our 31st state, Louisiana is a beautiful mixture of French, Spanish, Asian, African, and Native American influences. This is where jazz was born, where Cajun cooking was popularized, and where tens of thousands of people gather every April for Mardi Gras, one of the biggest street parties in the world.

image of a colorful house in New Orleans

There are also half as many alligators in Louisiana as there are people. Just something to keep in mind.

Bordering the Gulf of Mexico to the south, Louisiana is wide open to the forces of nature. The state’s largest city, New Orleans, was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The storm made landfall as a Category 3, fueled by winds up to 140 miles per hour. Levees designed to hold back floodwaters broke. By the time the waters receded, hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless and more than 100 billion dollars in damage had been done.

image of Mardi Gras mask

Twelve years later, the rebuilding of New Orleans is ongoing. Renovation and new construction are bringing the city up from the silt and into the future. With that rebuilding effort comes great opportunity for insulation contractors. Even today, there’s damaged, wet insulation to be removed. Local experts recommend spray foam insulation be installed to help prevent mold and other water damage.

Capitol Machine International builds insulation removal vacuum systems that can handle even the worst case situations. Water damaged cellulose, fiberglass, or rock wool are picked up with ease. We’ve got you covered for spray foam installation, too. With Capitol Machine International, you can build your own spray foam rig, from the trailer to the sprayer. We’ve also got preconfigured spray rigs.

image of a trumpet player

Laissez les bons moments souffler! [That’s French for “Let the good times blow!”]

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