Chinese Drywall - The New Hazard!

By
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, it's CHEAPER! 

Apparently, this new hazard 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 corrodes the copper in home wiring, fixtures and appliances, including computers, televisions and air conditioners. 

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

Comments (1)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing. Consumers need to know about the risks involved. Have a great day.

Nov 05, 2009 12:36 AM