The Real Deal Miami

Drywall tests become common spectacle

May 12, 2009 10:59AM

When the gas masked crews arrive at South Florida houses and the occupant speeds off, neighbors no longer bat an eye. Tests for tainted Chinese drywall are now so frequent in some communities that the testing process, which looks a bit threatening and futuristic, no longer gets a second glance. More than 200 complaints have been lodged over foul smelling wall panels, and the problem has been taken as far as the U.S. House of Representatives.