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Old 05-11-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Hi, I am purchasing a home in the Waterchase community in Tampa. Since the house was built in 2004, I would like to hire a Chinese drywall inspector to thoroughly check the house for any Chinese drywall issues. Can someone recommend an experienced Chinese Drywall insector? Also, has anyone heard of any Chinese drywall issues in the Waterchase community? Thank you so much.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Check out National Training and Certification Conference on Defective or Corrosive Drywall in America - BESI they have certified inspectors and remediators that can help homeowners that have or suspect they Chinese or defective drywall.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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The Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI) endorsed a remediation protocol back in October 2009 that more than exceeds the recommendations by the CPSC & HUD interim remediation guidance and is aligned with the court's ruling in the MDL-2047 litigation case (and even more comprehensive).

The protocol offered through BESI provides (to-date) the most comprehensive remediation process and was developed based on proven science; nicknamed the “BESI System” because of the institute’s endorsement. The protocol for remediation of defective drywall being offered by BESI considers the following major factors: corrosion, cross-contamination of other building materials, personal belongings, IAQ monitoring program, a proposed national warranty (not an insurance policy), and removal of the stigma from having defective “corrosive” drywall.

In fact, the institute has been certifying qualified candidates for inspection and remediation of structures with defective drywall since last year. Those that have earned a designation as a remediator or consultant through the institute have attended a two-day course with a written final exam; inspectors attend a one-day course with a written final exam. There are prerequisites they have to meet, which includes being in good standing with the state if they are licensed (required for those performing remediation).

It’s good to know that if your home was remediated under this protocol that it would not require more work in order to meet the CPSC & HUD interim guidance. The Institute has a document that helps explain the protocol called, “The BESI System: Understanding the Protocols for Defective Drywall” which is posted on the website. The Institute has a “Nationwide Directory” that currently allows individuals to locate BESI certified inspectors and remediators for defective drywall.

More information about the protocols and requirements can be found at National Training and Certification Conference on Defective or Corrosive Drywall in America - BESI.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I am really amazed that in this day and age people are hiring others because of their ethnic background.

Why does your drywall inspector have to be Chinese? Do you think a French drywall inspector could not do as good a job?

Unbelievable!
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Mike i think its about a certain type of toxic drywall coming out of China.

.Chinese Drywall | Toxic Drywall | Drywall Problems | Certified Chinese Drywall Testing
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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Dear Mr. Peterson, You misunderstood what I meant. I want to find an inspector who specializes in detecting toxic drywall that were manufactured in China, aka Chinese drywall. Since there many home inspectors that specializes in Chinese drywall detection, I wanted to find an experienced home inspector that is knowledgeable in this area. THAT IS ALL.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Hahaha, I think Mike was joshing ya.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Hahaha, I think Mike was joshing ya.
I was hoping someone would get it. My faith in humanity has been restored.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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Hi, I am purchasing a home in the Waterchase community in Tampa. Since the house was built in 2004, I would like to hire a Chinese drywall inspector to thoroughly check the house for any Chinese drywall issues. Can someone recommend an experienced Chinese Drywall insector? Also, has anyone heard of any Chinese drywall issues in the Waterchase community? Thank you so much.
As a homeowner who had Chinese Drywall and recently finished remediation I think your wasting your money. The signs of Chinese Drywall are painfully obvious and anybody capable of operating a screwdriver can assess the home.

Heres a link to the Florida DOH website, if you find any of the major symptoms then hire someone. If you dont see any of the symptoms, particularly in the AC/Refrigerator coils or the mirrors I'd not worry about it.

Copper Corrosion Case Defition Possibly Associated with Imported Drywall

Half of the so-called expert inspectors are simply preying on peoples ignorance and charging them for a service the homeowner could easily do themselves.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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As a homeowner who had Chinese Drywall and recently finished remediation I think your wasting your money. The signs of Chinese Drywall are painfully obvious and anybody capable of operating a screwdriver can assess the home.

Heres a link to the Florida DOH website, if you find any of the major symptoms then hire someone. If you dont see any of the symptoms, particularly in the AC/Refrigerator coils or the mirrors I'd not worry about it.

Copper Corrosion Case Defition Possibly Associated with Imported Drywall

Half of the so-called expert inspectors are simply preying on peoples ignorance and charging them for a service the homeowner could easily do themselves.
Exactly. And last I checked, there were no approved certifications or devices for detecting the faulty drywall. Common sense goes a long way.
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