Friday, November 19, 2010

Chinese Drywall Problems

Posted by Kero at Friday, November 19, 2010
My husband is a structural designer for precast concrete so from time to time, our mailbox is filled with magazines and readings about construction industry. On those occasions when I ran out of bedside book to read, I browse on them until I fall asleep. I remember reading about an article last year on Chinese drywall problems in United States.

Apparently, the drywall from China churns out sulfur based gases that eat away air conditioning coils, pipes, and wiring. And it literally a rotten egg. Builders started to import goods from China during the housing boom in 2004.

I am reminded of the article because a Twitter follower complained her house stinks so bad and she is getting this rashes all over her body. She is troubled that she feels better when she is out of her house. These are exactly among the criteria of a house made with Chinese dry wall.

It is estimated that there are about 65,000 homes affected by Chinese drywall problems. These were built or remodeled between 2001 and 2008. So for those whose house stinks for no apparent reason, waste no time to seek legal assistance from  your local attorneys. For those  who are intending to buy their house, don't forget to ask your real estate agent for the Chinese Drywall Disclosure.

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