What to Do If My House Floods: 10 Tips

In the Gulf South, late summer is typically the time when the wind picks up and the Gulf waters get choppy. Hurricane season comes with strong winds, heavy rain, and the danger of flooding. But flooding isn’t just a possibility in the warm summer months, and it doesn’t just happen on the coast. Plumbing fails […]

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Why Are Porch Ceilings Painted Blue In The South?

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Driving down country roads and through historic districts in the South, you may have noticed a characteristic feature: blue porch ceilings. MLM Incorporated loves working on historic renovations, celebrating this type of tradition in southern Louisiana. Painting porch ceilings blue has a surprisingly historical background that has migrated steadily north and west. Why are porch […]

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What Are the Best Home Building Materials for Hot, Humid Climate?

Whether you are building your dream home from the ground up or renovating an existing residential structure, Louisiana’s hot, humid climate presents some unique challenges. In addition to following guidelines for hurricane safety, choosing the right building materials for hot and humid climates can be the difference between a durable and comfortable home and one […]

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Your Guide to Louisiana Building Code Requirements: 10 FAQs

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When it comes to understanding Louisiana building codes, most of us would rather leave that to the professionals. And that’s okay. Unless you are building your own house or completing a DIY renovation, your contractor will handle the ins and outs of building codes and the sometimes-confusing permitting process. At MLM Incorporated, though, we know […]

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How Do Commercial Construction Loans Work?

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Whether you’re starting from scratch or simply expanding, commercial construction loans can help you grow your business or build a space you can call your own. If you’re eager to make changes to your office, restaurant, retail, or other commercial space, we can help. This article covers what you need to know about commercial construction […]

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What Is The Future Of The Retail Shopping Center In The South?

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When Victor Gruen designed the first indoor mall in the 1950s, he envisioned a community meeting space more like the bustling streets of his youth in Vienna. He imagined a mixed-use space. Restaurants, offices, and residential apartments would sit alongside retail stores. For Gruen, these malls would become a dedicated third space. Not home. Not […]

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