Max Albin stands in disbelief as building crews finish gutting his new home to the studs. His Florida home will need to be rebuilt from the inside out because is was built with toxic drywall imported during a building materials shortage between 2004 and 2008.
Bob Cochell, the president of Florida Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Association and owner of Gulf coast Air Systems in Valrico says that more toxic Chinese drywall cases are coming to light, “It’s spotty. It’s where it got sold, there’s lot’s of it. Where it didn’t get sold, there’s none of it.” Manatee Bay is said to be a hot spot of sorts as a ship reportedly unloaded lots of bad material via Port Manatee.
Response by builders to the problem has been somewhat slow however, Lennar Homes seems to be acting fast and doing a thorough job of correcting the problem. Jason Schreyer, president of Sunset Air Inc. out of Lehigh Acres, is working with Lennar Homes to replace air conditioning components destroyed by the toxic drywall. Mr. Schreyer says, “They’re taking it from A to Z. They’re basically rebuilding the house on the inside except the exterior structure and framing.” The process of gutting and rebuilding these homes takes anywhere from four to six weeks and costs around a third the total value of the home.
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