Defective Chinese Drywall
August 12th, 2010
Defective drywall (sheetrock, plasterboard) imported from China during the real estate boom from 2004 – 2006 was used in the construction of new homes. Owners of new homes reported a rotten egg smell and many have been driven from their homes by the obnoxious odor. Homeowners also report corrosion to their air-conditioner coils, pipes, wiring, metal picture frames, etc. Many also complain of respiratory problems, irritated eyes, headaches, nose bleeds and other health problems.
It is thought that many builders may have used this defective drywall. At the center of a large number of complaints are homes built in southwest Florida by Lennar and Taylor Morrison. A test conducted by Environ International of some of the Lennar homes found three gases – carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide and dimethyl sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide, a particularly dangerous compound that causes the rotten egg smell, was not found in the Environ’s air tests, but it was found in previous testing that the company conducted on the drywall itself.
Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd. Of China, a subsidiary of German-based manufacturer Knauf, manufactured the drywall. The drywall arrived at nearly two dozen ports around the country with seven of them in Florida, and the others include New York, Texas, New Orleans and California.
There may be defective U.S. made drywall as well. Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, LLP is currently evaluating cases related to this defective Chinese drywall as well as defective U.S. made drywall. If you feel that your home contains this defective drywall and that you have experienced any of the above problems, please click here to contact the attorneys of Pendley, Baudin and Coffin, L.L.P.
Pendley, Baudin and Coffin, L.L.P. has teamed up with other multiple firms to form the Chinese Drywall Legal Network and represent individuals and companies that have Chinese drywall in their homes or businesses. To learn more about the Chinese Drywall Legal Network, please click this link to www.DrywallLegalHelp.com.Current Cases. Bookmark the permalink.
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