Was your home built with Chinese drywall? Call Doyle Law at (205) 533-9500. We're still accepting clients in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

If you know or suspect that your home was built with defective Chinese drywall, call us today for a free consultation. Action may be necessary now. In certain instances, your statute of limitations deadline may be approaching. In some states, there is a 2 year period for filing claims from the time you either knew or should have known that a defective product is causing your injury (either property or personal injury). We can help you, so don't procrastinate and risk losing your claims forever.

We are still accepting Chinese Drywall Claims in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

During the past year, we reached settlements with a manufacturer, importers, distributors builders, and subcontractors in the Chinese drywall litigation. If you have recently learned that your home has reactive Chinese drywall, now is the time to file your claim. Eventually, the funds provided by these businesses and their insurers will be exhausted. Without the ability to recover the full damages (including those from manufacturers), there may not be enough money in the future to fully remediate your home and compensate you for your losses. We can fight for you to get the full compensation you deserve, but you must act now.

We are still accepting and filing new Chinese Drywall cases.

We are still accepting new clients with claims against these MANUFACTURERS:

  • Knauf
  • Taishan
  • Taian Taishan
  • Shangdong Taihe
  • Crescent City Gypsum
  • IMG
  • IMT
  • Shangdong Chenxiang GBM Co. (C&K)
  • Beijing New Building Materials
  • Venture Supply, Inc.

If you are concerned that you may have Chinese drywall, call us today. The Chinese drywall attorneys at Doyle Law currently represent hundreds of home owners across the Gulf Coast of the Southeastern United States and we can help you.

Not sure if you have Chinese drywall in your home? We have the experience to help you determine whether your builder used defectivedrywall during construction. It's not too late to schedule an inspection, if your home was built or remodeled between late 2004 and early 2008.

What is Chinese Drywall?

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 it will "off-gas" noxious fumes that are harmful to people and certain metals within a home.

Home built with Chinese drywall? Call Doyle Law at (205) 533-9500. Experienced Alabama Chinese Drywall Attorneys.

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. It is clear through our investigation (based on the homeowners we represent) that the defective Chinese drywall was imported and used from 2004 until 2008 in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

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 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission released a study after conducting an analysis of drywall made in China. That study confirms that chemicals being off-gassed by the tainted drywall are consistently as follows:

  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Carbon Disulfide
  • Carbonyl Sulfide
  • Ethyl Mercaptan
  • Dimethyl Sulfide
  • Methyl Mercaptan
  • Sulfur Dioxide

Because Chinese drywall is indeed emitting hydrogen sulfide fumes, it could be a serious problem for home owners. 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 Chinese drywallThe various chemicals, not just the hydrogen sulfide (H2S), emitted by the toxic drywall are problems for home owners. 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.

Deadlines Approaching!If your house was built between late 2004 and early 2008, and you have identified either Chinese drywall markings or the corrosion noted above, it should raise a red flag with you. Get your home inspected and your claim filed. For a free legal consultation, contact us immediately!

Chinese Drywall Remediation

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 building materials to ensure that future problems are eliminated. 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.

We represent homeowners in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida and Texas.

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, Taian Taishan, Beijing New Building Materials, Shandong Taihe Dongxin Co., Pro Wall, Crescent City Gypsum, Dragon Brand Drywall, C&K, IMG Drywall, International Materials Trading Gypsum (IMT), and Venture Supply, Inc. (Tajhe/Taihe).

Found Chinese drywall in your home? Call Doyle Law at (205) 533-9500. We're Alabama Chinese drywall attorneys.

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.

Georgia Chinese Drywall Lawyers

Recently, our firm has identified defective, imported sheetrock in multiple locations throughout the state of Georgia. If you have a home built or remodeled with Chinese drywall, our firm continues to evaluate and file claims for home owners in the Alpharetta, Atlanta, Auburn, Columbus, Douglasville, St. Simons Island, Sugar Hill, and Woodstock areas. Call us toll free at (678) 799-7676 for a free consultation and to schedule your inspection today.

Mississippi Chinese Drywall Lawyers

In Mississippi, our Mississippi Chinese drywall lawyers represent home owners in the Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Gulfport, Biloxi, Pass Christian, Kiln, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, and Saucier areas. As with the other gulf coast states, Interior Exterior Building Supply of Louisiana provided builders with defective sheetrock during the end stages of the housing boom between late 2005 and late 2007.

If you are experiencing Chinese drywall symptoms, call our Mississippi Chinese drywall attorneys to schedule a free inspection. Call us toll free at (888) 633-5204 for a free consultation and to schedule your inspection today.