Chinese Drywall Inspections
HomeTeam Inspection Service has added the inspection for defective (Chinese) drywall to our list of services. This type of inspection can be added to a regular home inspection at your request and is also available as a stand-alone service.
Historically, builders used drywall (sheetrock, gypsum board or wallboard) that was manufactured in the United States for residential construction. However, during the construction boom years of 2002-2007, a shortage of domestic drywall forced many builders to purchase product that was manufactured in China.
Imported drywall from China usually involves homes built between 2004 and 2007, around the time of the building boom and post-hurricane reconstruction. It was determined in late 2008 that imported Chinese Drywall was the cause of many complaints from home owners.
Exposed electrical wiring and copper water supply lines begin to turn black and deteriorate. HVAC systems began experiencing multiple breakdowns due to corrosion of the coils. Electrical connections in some household appliances deteriorated causing failure of the appliance.
Many of the home components that can be affected by the imported drywall are hidden from the inspector's visual inspection. Electronic equipment in the home, copper tubing inside of air handlers and wiring inside the receptacles require a more invasive inspection. Contact HomeTeam today to learn more about Chinese Drywall Inspections!
All services may not be offered or available in all locations. Please contact your local HomeTeam Inspection Service for a complete listing of their services. In addition, some or all of the services performed may be rendered by third party providers. Such third party providers are independent contractors and not employees, agents, partners or representatives of HomeTeam. HomeTeam does not warranty or disclaim representations made by third party providers.