CPSC & HUD Issue Guidance on Repairing Homes With Chinese Drywall

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today issued interim remediation guidance to help homeowners struggling to rid their properties of problem drywall linked to corrosion of metal in their homes such as electrical components.

Earlier this year, HUD and CPSC issued a protocol to […]

Interim Guidance on Homes with Problem (read: Chinese) Drywall

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have issued an interim guidance document on the best approach to identifying problem (a.k.a. Chinese) drywall. The document states that the guidance is based primarily on the presence of metal corrosion in homes.

Prerequisite (must meet both criteria) to warrant […]

CPSC, EPA, HUD, CDC, and ATSDR Release Initial Chinese Drywall Studies

The interagency task force on Chinese drywall is releasing today the initial results of several studies that begin to assemble pieces in the overall Chinese drywall puzzle. The investigation continues and additional reports will be released in November.

In sum, the three studies released today are:

Elemental and Chemical Testing: The study of the […]

“Made in China” Drywall Off-Gasing?

Here are some of the information that has been put together based upon the claims of off-gasing from chinese made drywall.

Homeowners have begun to complain about Chinese made drywall that gives off a egg-like stench Between 2004-2008, approximately 540,000,000 (540 million) pounds of plasterboard (which includes drywall and ceiling tiles) was imported into the […]