Chinese Drywall rotting homes from the inside?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

According to several reports, most recently CNN, Chinese drywall has been emitting a corrosive gas that is threatening homes built over the past 5 years that have used this product.

Knauf Plasterboard Tianjian and L&W Supply Corp. are two companies being investigated for selling drywall containing strontium sulfide, a substance that is known to produce the odor of rotten eggs and could damage copper wiring and other components. 

The number of U.S. homes that have Chinese-made drywall is staggering.  A recent study estimates that the product was used in up to 50,000 homes across 40 states, including Florida, California, Arizona, Alabama, Nevada and Louisiana. Who knows how many more homes may be in danger from using this product in renovations.

First is was a food scare, then a milk scare now a drywall scare. The Chinese Nationals are loaning us billions of dollars so that we can buy thier goods so that they can destroy us. As if we didn'y already have enough on our plate to fix.  Remind me, just who is looking out for the American consumer? Not the FDA nor anyone else.

Comments (4)

Kathy Kooyman
Home Realty - Pella, IA

Another reason to buy American

Mar 27, 2009 04:58 AM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

wow, I hadn't heard this.  Why in the world isn't there a bigger push to go American.  I just don't get this.

Mar 27, 2009 05:21 PM

Didn't we have a tire dealer that imported tires from China, and ended up going bankrupt because the tires weren't "steel-belted" and they kept having "blow-outs". I think several people were injured or killed. Now the toxic drywall and earlier the dog food causing quite a few deaths of family pets. I have a small dog, and I check the label of origin before I buy any toy, dog treat or food. I have Pappagallo shoes still made in Spain, now they are made in China and are of poor quality. In all this rush to China for cheap labor, you should remember, you get what you pay for. Buy American, if you can find it!

Mar 28, 2009 03:43 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Good Grief!  I try to avoid as many Chinese imports as possible, but it would never occur to me that we import drywall!  After the pet food thing, I gave up on them.

Aug 27, 2009 06:00 AM