Who is Affected by the Chinese Drywall Problem?
What areas have been most affected by Chinese drywall? Some regions of the United States are more at risk than others. Residents of Florida, Louisiana and much of the Gulf Coast region have been hit hardest by the Chinese drywall problem, as have residents of Texas, California, Nevada, and many other states. High levels of humidity seem to make the problem worse, as sulfuric fumes are released from the drywall. Lennar Homes, one of the largest home builders in the country, estimates that 40,000 to 50,000 of the homes they built from 2005 to 2007 contain the defective Chinese drywall, depressing an already strained real estate industry. Many families who bought homes in Lennar Homes developments have moved out, either at the expense of the home builder or on their own, while the defective drywall is removed from their homes. The Florida Health Department has received at least 230 complaints concerning Chinese drywall. The Florida Attorney General’s office wants to pursue criminal charge