How Bad Are The Damages…And What Does That Mean Legally?

Chinese Drywall talk is riddled with hearsay. Is it or is it not bad for your health?   Must the drywall be replaced completely, or can a filtration system solve the problem?   Will the corrosive elements cross-contaminate into other components of the home, or is it isolated in the drywall only? These questions certainly have practical […]

Warranties and Chinese Drywall

In previous posts, we have discussed the New Home Warranty Act and how it relates to Chinese Drywall damages.  However, this Act only applies to new homes. As to the thousands of post-Katrina renovations and re-models that did not involve a new structure, homeowners must find remedies against their builders elsewhere. Generally Speaking...Contractors Are Responsible […]

Is Builder’s Warranty Period for Chinese Drywall Claims 1 Year or 5 Years Under New Home Warranty Act?

Baton Rouge's The Advocate ran a story on June 29th titled "Drywall problems leave many in lurch." The story discussed how so many homeowner victims of Chinese Drywall are left in the balance of class action legal battles, failed construction warranty claims and legislative stalemates. One person interviewed, Darryl Ledet from Praireville, stated that his […]

Times Picayune Reports that Louisiana Homeowners Turning to Builders for Chinese Drywall Recovery

On the Chinese Drywall Blog, we've frequently  forecasted that homeowners will begin bringing suit directly against their builders for Chinese Drywall recovery. This morning, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported that this is beginning to happen. The article, titled Homeowners saddled with tainted Chinese Drywall are increasingly suing local builders for damages, suggests that "Louisiana […]