Chinese Drywall Lawyers: Defective Drywall Problems for Homeowners

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted March 23, 2009


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Chinese drywall lawsuits on behalf of property owners whose homes may have been built with defective drywall imported from China. The bad drywall could cause a number of problems, including a strong rotten egg smell, failure of air conditioning units, corrode wiring throughout the house and potentially cause respiratory or other health issues.


Between 2004 and 2007, thousands of homes throughout the United States may have been built with bad Chinese drywall that was made from waste material, known as fly ash residue.

Homeowners throughout Florida, Louisiana and other southern states have reported that their new homes suddenly began to smell of spoiled eggs as a result of high levels of sulfur compounds in the drywall. The problems have been most noticeable in states with high humidity, but the bad drywall could have been installed in a number of other states.

If a home is found to have defective drywall from China, it may be necessary to complete gut the entire home to remove every piece of the bad drywall and replace it. However, in some cases, the smell of the sulfur could have entered the wooden structure of the home, requiring even more extensive repairs.

The sulfur compounds in the drywall have also been found to corrode air conditioning units and copper wiring throughout the home. In many situations, homeowners first signs of problems with the drywall will be the blackening of pipes, faucets and silver jewelry, as well as the repeated failure of their air conditioning systems.

A number of homeowners have also complained about respiratory problems and other health issues, like insomnia, nosebleeds, headaches and eye irritation while living in the homes.


The Chinese Drywall Lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for homeowners throughout the United States. If you suspect that your home may contain bad drywall, financial compensation may be available from the manufacturer, distributor, supplier and/or home builder. To find out if you may qualify for a Chinese drywall lawsuit, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

2 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • kumar says:

    I had a house built in 2007 and moved in 2008 about 5 months after my family started to get sick and visited the emergency rooms several times for lack of sleep due to headaches amd breading problems.Also there is rust on all the light fixture an faucet/shower heads and doors and very bad odor. We were wondering what causes all the problems until my friend take a look on our aircondition copper tubing and mention it is a possibility that we have bad drywall.

    Posted on April 28, 2009 at 11:58 am

  • Joyce says:

    I am having the same problems as mentioned in the above article. How do I find out if it’s the bad drywall? We just bought our house last Oct. and I have been sicker than usual. Our house was built in 2006. Can anyone help us find out if we are getting sick from the drywall?

    Posted on June 12, 2009 at 11:59 pm

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