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Chinese Drywall Screening, LLC, is a professional engineering firm with one of the most experienced team of inspectors and consultants in the country covering Florida and the Southeast. Our team of inspectors have screened more than 2,500 homes and commercial properties with over a 1,000 cases filed in legal proceedings dealing with the corrosive Chinese drywall. CDS, LLC has been at the forefront of this evolving issue since the very beginning and has been inspecting properties and helping owners since 2008.
When you entrust our team to screen your property you can expect top quality service and exceptional customer care. Our inspection protocols include: Visual inspection along with drywall label identification, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) for strontium, and sulfur corrosion testing. Our protocol is well established and is the best method for accurate determination and reporting. We provide a detailed report and a photographic record of the inspection and its results. This detailed documentation is critical for dealing with lenders, insurance companies, builders and attorneys. There are many false positives and false negatives with various inspection techniques. It's critical to have a comprehensive understanding of Chinese and corrosive drywall as well as a thorough inspection and testing techniques in order to properly draw accurate conclusions.
In addition, if we do find corrosive Chinese drywall, we can help develop a strategy with you to help resolve this issue. Additional services include: Mapping the exact locations of the corrosive drywall, Preservation of Evidence and Post-Remediation Verification. See tab: I have Chinese Drywall, Now What section for detailed explanations of these services.
From the initial inspection to the final clearance that your property is free and clear of Chinese drywall, we are your advocate and will help you every step of the way.
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Links to Chinese Drywall Screening, LLC in the news.....
CDS featured in Time Magazine
Howard Ehrsam of Chinese Drywall Screening removes an electrical plate to see if the receptacles show any signs of Chinese drywall in a home in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
ABC Nightline - Dream Home Turned Nightmare: Chinese Drywall Plagues Florida Homes
CDS featured in Christian Science Monitor
"The builders are victims too," says Howard Ehrsam, a civil engineer who founded Chinese Drywall Screening, of Port St Lucie, Florida, to meet growing demand from homeowners for diagnosis and advice. Insurance companies "don't know what to do," he says, since contaminated drywall counts neither as a covered peril nor as an exclusion. He adds: "I've never seen a crisis in the construction industry to this degree ... this is widespread and far-reaching."
CDS featured in The Real Deal
”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.”
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