Chinese Drywall

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Realtors

I was just reading an article that I found really disturbing concerning Chinese drywall.  I'm not talking about the drywall in the houses in China, no that would be too boring.  Guess what folks?  In the ever expanding arena of anything for an extra buck, US builders have begun importing this crap from China because, of course, its CHEAPER! 

Apparently, this new hazzard began after Hurricane Katrina.  There was such an urgent need for drywall during reconstruction that US companies couldn't make it fast enough.  In steps "China to the rescue" - this phrase alone should be enough to make anyone pause. 

There are over 100,000 homes affected ACROSS THE COUNTRY, not just in poor old New Orleans.  These homes were built between 2004 and 2008.  The drywall contains excessive levels of sulfur has made people really sick.  In addition to making people sick it also corrode the copper in home wiring, fixtures and appliances, including computers, televisions and air conditioners. 

I suggest you go to the business section of to learn more.  I find this frightening indeed! 

Comments (2)

Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes

Greta this is a big thing here in Florida we have had addendums for this for about a year or so now. I swear we need to tax the heck out of stuff out of China since their toys and everything seem to always be recalled.

Nov 05, 2009 12:22 AM
greta Saliger
Long & Foster Realtors - Crofton, MD

Absolutely!  Anytime I hear of anything concering items from China, I stay away.  I did read about how big the problem is in FL.  I wonder just how widespread this stuff is.

Nov 05, 2009 12:29 AM