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Welcome Welcome to the Chinese Drywall Legal Network's blogspot. The Chinese Drywall Legal Network is a group of dedicated attorneys representing homeowners who have been affected by the use of drywall, sheetrock, or wallboard in their homes that was made in China and imported to the United States. Please visit our site to learn more about the attorneys who are members of the Chinese Drywall Legal Network. Our intent is to keep homeowners informed about problems with Chinese drywall as we learn them and are able to disclose them. This blog will also allow homeowners to comment on our findings and to post their own experiences with Chinese drywall in their homes. We hope that by working together we can help homeowners solve their problems and recover fair value for damages they may have suffered to themselves and their homes. As many of you may have learned, during the construction boom between 2003 to 2006, drywall (sometimes also called sheetrock or wallboard) was in short supply in the southeast. As a result of the shortage, many building suppliers substituted an inferior product for the gypsum based drywall that was manufactured in the United States. Like many other items that have been reported in the news, this inferior product was made in China. Many home builders installed Chinese drywall in new homes throughout the nation, particularly in the southeast. Literally millions of square feet of this product were imported and distributed for use in homes just like yours. The drywall is reportedly made with a improper additive to the gypsum which causes it emit a gas of sulfur and sulfur compounds into the home. Many homeowners have determined that this "off gassing" of sulfur is causing problems with the copper in their homes' plumbing, electrical and air conditioning systems. These homeowners also report a sulfur or "rotten egg" smell in their homes that make them uninhabitable. Most alarming is the yet unclear potential for health danger. Ask yourself these simple questions: Does your new home in North or South Carolina smell like rotten eggs ammonia, or like a burnt match? Has your air conditioning, wiring, or plumbing required frequent repairs? Do fixtures in your home appear rusted or corroded for no apparent reason?The cause of these and other related problems may be the existence of defective Chinese drywall in your home. These problems have or will cause extensive damage to many people's homes and offices. Some homeowners have already spent thousands of dollars in repairs to their pipes, wiring, and heat and air conditioning systems. Other have moved out of their homes because of the problems. The problem is widespread and growing.Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd. of China, a subsidiary of German-based manufacturer Knauf, finds itself at the center of this problem. Knauf was the leading exporter of drywall from China to the united States. After seeing the reported damage to plumbing, electrical wiring, and AC units, in the homes built by Lennar Homes (the second largest builder in the nation), Lennar filed suit for the losses they sustained because of the Chinese drywall they used in the homes they built. Additionally, many homeowners are filing separate lawsuits to recover for repairs and the damage to their homes caused by the Chinese drywall that was installed by their builder. The problem is not limited to homes built by Lennar. Many builders, including independent custom builders, also used Chinese drywall. While some builders may have insurance to pay for the damage and loss of value to your home, many do not. Furthermore, Knauf has not admitted to any specific defect to the drywall they manufactured in China and sold in the United States.If you believe that your home was built with Chinese drywall or you notice some of the related problems in your home, you may have a claim for money damages. If your home was built with a defective product then you may be entitled to recover for the repair costs and replacement of the defective product. You may also be entitled to recover the loss of value to your home and any injury you have sustained as a result of living in the home. The Chinese Drywall Legal Network can help. This network of dedicated attorneys are now actively investigating claims and representing homeowners for damage allegedly caused by defective drywall in their homes that was made in China. Each member attorney and their respective firms have extensive experience in construction defect litigation. My firm, Lewis & Roberts, PLLC, and other members of the Chinese Drywall Legal Network have represented hundreds of homeowners for construction related problems such as synthetic stucco, toxic mold, defective siding, defective plumbing, shifting and defective foundations, poor foundation preparation, and many other problems associated with shoddy workmanship. We have recovered many millions of dollars for our clients. We are a dedicated group of attorneys with one goal in mind - to obtain the best result possible for you. We are available to discuss any problem you believe you may have related to the drywall that was used to build your home. Please contact us to learn more about Chinese drywall and how it may be affecting your home. You may use our on-line form to send a direct inquiry to our us about your problems. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

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