Was your home built with toxic Chinese drywall? We are still accepting clients with claims against Knauf, Taishan, Crescent City Gypsum, IMT, C&K, BNBM, and Venture Supply, Inc. Call (678) 799-7676 today.

The Chinese drywall attorneys at Doyle Law currently represent hundreds of home owners across the Gulf Coast of the Southeastern United States. Was your home built 2005-2007? Have you lost air conditioning coils (which should last 15-20 years)? Have you lost appliances and electronics? Is your family suffering from health problems (headaches, eye irritation, nosebleeds, breathing problems, skin rashes)? You may have Chinese drywall. Call us today to discuss your problems and schedule an inspection. We are still accepting clients in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

The Doyle Law Firm continues to accept new clients who have found defective Chinese drywall in their homes. We now represent several hundred home owners across the gulf coast - Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. If you suspect that your home contains defective drywall, call us today at (888) 633-5204 to schedule a home inspection.

Got questions about Chinese drywall? Call Doyle Law at 678.799-7676. We're representing clients with claims against Knuaf Tianjin, Taishan, Made in China, Venture Supply Taije/ Taihe clients throughout the State of Georgia.

We are actively testing for chinese drywall and our experience can help any homeowner determine whether their builder used imported, tainted, and harmful drywall during construction. In many cases, the builders have assured the home owners that only domestic product was used; however, during our thorough Chinese drywall inspections, we've been able to find the defective drywall over and over. It's not too late to schedule an inspection, if your home was built or remodeled between late 2004 and early 2008.

Chinese Drywall News

You can stay up to date on the latest developments in our Chinese drywall lawsuits by visiting our blog. We also post on twitter @Drywall_Lawyer to provide up-to-date information about the ongoing litigation, including the events in the Chinese drywall MDL, consolidated in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana with Judge Eldon Fallon. The Chinese drywall class actions pending in the MDL court are moving along these days at a rapid pace. Be sure to check regularly for our updates to stay on top of any developments.

What is Chinese Drywall?

Picture of toxic Chinese drywall manufacturer markings on back - blue China stamp on KPT sheetrock.It is simply a building product used to create the walls in a home. Chinese drywall is no different in appearance than domestic drywall. The problem with the imported drywall from China is the composition of the gypsum material inside the sheetrock - it contains contaminants that should have been removed during the manufacturing process. Over time, the defective drywall materials undergo a chemical process and "off-gas" noxious fumes that are harmful to people and certain metals within a home.

How Much Defective Chinese Drywall Was Imported?

It is a fact that more than 500 million pounds of defective Chinese sheetrock was used in the construction of homes, apartments, and condominiums during the height of the U.S. housing boom in 2006 alone. However, our firm's investigation (based on the homeowners we represent) has established that the defective Chinese drywall was imported and used from 2004 until 2008 in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Did you find Chinese drywall in your home? Call Doyle Law at (678) 799-7676 to discuss your legal options.

The Associated Press reported more than half a billion pounds of drywall imported from China was used in the building of an estimated 100,000 U.S. homes. These homes with the drywall problems are located mostly in the south along the Gulf Coast, according to the Miami Herald, which reports that "millions of square feet of drywall were imported into the United States during the housing boom and following catastrophic hurricane seasons," because American manufacturers could not keep up with the demand for building materials. Much of the sheetrock from China has still not been found and many home owners continue to unknowingly endure the symptoms of Chinese drywall.

Chinese Drywall Sulfur-Based Chemicals

We are still actively inspecting, testing, and filing Chinese drywall cases....The problem with Chinese drywall is that it emits hazardous sulfur-based gases that are harmful to both the occupants and the property itself. The reason that the drywall is harmful is because the ingredients in the drywall continually undergo a chemical reaction that releases noxious fumes. Those fumes, once airborne, travel throughout the house and and do one of four things: 1) react with metals (silver, nickel, zinc or copper); 2) are absorbed by cloth or carpeting; 3) are inhaled by the occupants; or 4) are released into the environment through an open window or door. There's really nothing else for it to do.

In 2009, the Envinromental Protection Agency released a study after conducting an analysis of drywall made in China. As part of the discovery process in the Chinese drywall litigation, follow-up testing has occured on similar Chinese wallboard. The studies commissioned by Chinese drywall attorneys confirmed the EPA's data and have shown that the homes built with drywall from China experience similar problems. The chemicals being off-gassed by the tainted drywall are consistently as follows:

  • hydrogen sulfide (H2S)
  • iron disulfide
  • strontium sulfide
  • carbon disulfide
  • carbonyl sulfide
  • formaldehyde
  • sulfur dioxide
  • sulfur trioxide (when combined with sulfur dioxide can create cyanide or sulfuric acid)

If the Chinese drywall is indeed emitting hydrogen sulfide fumes, it could be a serious problem. Exposure to 50 parts per million (ppm) of hydrogen sulfide for more than ten minutes can cause extreme irritation. Furthermore, inhalation of 500 to 1,000 ppm can cause unconsciousness and death through respiratory paralysis and asphyxiation, according to environmental experts.

Chinese Drywall Symptoms

Picture of air conditioning coil corroded by toxic Chinese drywall.The various chemicals, not just the hydrogen sulfide (H2S), emitted by the toxic drywall are problems for home owners. The Chinese drywall health effects are fairly consistent among home owners. The effects of Chinese drywall on the home are consistent as well. Here's a list of common problems:

  • Corrosion inside air conditioning units, ultimately causing air conditioning coil failure;
  • Corrosion on all copper pipes and wires throughout the home;
  • Corrosion on all electrical wiring;
  • Corrosion leading electronics and appliances to fail;
  • Corrosion causing silverware and jewelry to blacken;
  • Noxious fumes causing breathing problems;
  • Noxious fumes causing headaches;
  • Noxious fumes causing nasal congestion, sinus infections, and nosebleeds; and
  • Noxious fumes causing skin irritation, including skin rashes.

Immediate Attention!If your house was built between early 2005 and late 2007, and you have identified the corrosion noted above, it should raise a red flag with you. For a free legal consultation, contact us immediately!

Chinese Drywall Remediation Process

In order to properly eliminate the Chinese drywall problems, your home must be properly remediated. Remediation is the process of carefully removing the drywall and all effected property to ensure that future problems are eliminated. What's involved you ask? Here's a non-exhaustive list of the remediation requirements:

  • Removal of all drywall from the home;
  • Removal of all wiring from the home;
  • Removal of all insulation from the home;
  • Removal of all electrical junction boxes;
  • Removal of all PVC;
  • Removal of all galvanized piping;
  • Removal of all copper piping;
  • Removal of all HVAC ducts, vents and air handlers;
  • Remove all particulate matter and test the framing studs for residual toxic chemicals; and
  • Request a certification from an environmental engineer or certified inspector declaring the home free of contaminants.

Testing for Chinese Drywall

Our inspectors have been testing and will continue to test for Chinese drywall throughout the southeast in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. If you have questions about the Chinese drywall issues listed above and feel that you might have a home containing sheetrock from China, contact our Chinese drywall lawyers. The consultation is free.

Defective Chinese Drywall Manufacturers

Our firm continues to actively inspect homes, evaluate claims, and file lawsuits on behalf of homeowners dealing with the Chinese drywall issues. We are currently accepting and prosecuting claims against the following manufacturers:

  • Knauf Tianjin
  • Knauf Wuhu
  • Knauf Dongguan
  • Taishan
  • Taian Taishan
  • Beijing New Building Materials
  • Taihe
  • Pro Wall
  • Crescent City Gypsum
  • Dragon Brand Drywall
  • C&K Gypsum
  • IMG Drywall
  • International Materials Trading Gypsum (IMT)
  • Venture Supply, Inc. (Tajhe/Taihe)
  • Bedrock Gypsum

We represent homeowners dealing with problems caused by defective Chinese sheetrock throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida and Texas.

Contact Georgia Chinese Drywall Lawyers at Doyle Law to discuss the toxic Chinese drywall in your home. Atlanta, Georgia office: (678) 799-7676.

Georgia Chinese Drywall Lawyers

In Georgia, we represent home owners throughout greater Atlanta, Athens, and Columbus areas. Chinese drywall was sold by Lowe's and several other companies. We continue to actively provide Chinese drywall testing to those home owners in Georgia that are experiencing the Chinese drywall symptoms noted above. If you are experiencing Chinese drywall symptoms, call our Atlanta office at (678) 799-7676 to arrange for a free inspection or to simply request a free consultation.

Alabama Chinese Drywall Lawyers

Our Alabama Chinese drywall lawyers continue to receive calls and inspect homes from the greater Birmingham area, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery. But, the use of defective Chinese drywall was not limited to just those areas. If you suspect that your home contains defective Chinese drywall, call one of our Chinese drywall attorneys in our Birmingham Office at (205) 533-9500.

Mississippi Chinese Drywall Lawyers

In Mississippi, our Mississippi Chinese drywall lawyers continue to inspect homes and represent home owners in the Jackson, Diamondhead, Ocean Springs, Long Beach, Gautier, Gulfport, and Biloxi areas. The concentration of defective drywall is particularly striking along the Gulf Coast. We are not even close to identifying all of the homes effected by Chinese drywall in the southern part of Mississippi. If you are experiencing the Chinese drywall symptoms noted above, call us toll free at (888) 633-5204 to arrange for a free inspection or to simply request a free consultation.