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Habitat homes may have defective drywall

November 22, 2011

MIAMI — South Florida homeowners who had their homes built by Habitat for Humanity may be facing problems due to their drywall, according to WSVN-TV.

Chinese drywall, which poses serious problems for homeowners, has turned up in at least one Habitat home, the article stated.

According to the article, Chinese drywall became popular across the U.S. during the home building boom of the mid-2000s.

However, Chinese drywall can quickly start to emit a foul odor, and it corrodes copper pipes and wiring systems that runs through homes that are equipped with it, the article noted.

Last week, about 60 Habitat homeowners who may have had Chinese drywall installed in their homes received a letter detailing what they can expect if the drywall was installed, the article added.

The German manufacturer that made the drywall has informed Habitat for Humanity that it will pay the replacement costs and relocation expenses for the homeowners affected by the defective material, the article concluded.

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