Port St. Lucie’s Tradition community, a hub of faulty drywall imported from China during the building boom, is welcoming businesses that deal with the smell given off by the defective product. Port St. Lucie-based Chinese Drywall Screening, started in mid-January by Howard Ehrsam, is one of the first commercial enterprises to spring up in the wake of concerns about drywall. For $250, Ehrsam takes apart the air conditioning unit to check for corrosion, looks at the home’s electrical panel and makes notes about smells or corrosion on mirrors and faucets.
Chinese drywall spawns treatment industry
March 12, 2009 11:40AM