Chinese Drywall Inspection Confirms Toxic Chinese Drywall in Palm Bay

Chinese Drywall confirmed in a Palm Bay, FL neighborhood

Toxic Chinese Drywall

I was called out to do a Chinese drywall inspection on a home that was built in 2006. This beautiful home was located in a gated community neighborhood in the Melbourne / Palm Bay area on the Space Coast of Florida.
The concerning thing is that this paticular home was the model home when this entire was in the construction phase. So this mean that the whole neighbor hood could potentially have the toxic Chinese Drywall!
The home was all set for closing when the final home inspection came back as “Possible Chinese Drywall” due to the home being built in the timeframe when Chinese drywall was being shipped here to the East Coast of the United States by the container and ship load..

When I arrived to the home for the Chinese drywall inspection there was a strong odor that smelt like rotten eggs (sulphur). And there was also black corrosion on any copper and also on the the a/c coils. The mirrors in the bathrooms had pitting and desilvering. These are all are the classic symptoms of a toxic Chinese drywall.

Toxic Chinese Drywall Confirmed!

Unfortunately the only remedy for this home is to gut the entire interior from the band new hardwood, carpet, tile, cabinets, ceiling fans, light fixtures, air conditioning system, drywall, metal framing, tubs, showers, baseboards and doors.

Pretty much the home will be back down to only a cement block shell!


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Toxic Chinese Drywall Identification Method

(1) An initial or threshold inspection to find visual signs of metal corrosion and evidence of drywall installation during the relevant time period, and

(2) The identification of corroborating evidence or characteristics.

The identification process is two steps:

Step 1: Threshold Inspection

(a) Blackening of copper electrical wiring and/or air conditioning evaporator coils; and

(b) The installation of new drywall (for new construction or renovations) between 2001 and 2008. A positive result for this step (including both criteria) is a prerequisite to any further consideration.

Visual inspection must show:

Step 2: Corroborating Evidence

Because it is possible that corrosion of metal in homes can occur for other reasons, it is important to obtain additional corroborating evidence of problem Chinese Drywall. Homes with the characteristic metal corrosion problems must also have at least 2 of these corroborating conditions if the new drywall was installed between 2005 and 2008.
For installations between 2001 and 2004, at least 4 of the following conditions must be met. Collecting evidence of these corroborating conditions will in some cases require professional assessors and/or testing by analytical laboratories.

(a) Corrosive conditions in the home, demonstrated by the formation of copper sulfide on copper coupons (test strips of metal) placed in the home for a period of 2 weeks to 30 days or confirmation of the presence of sulfur in the blackening of the grounding wires and/or air conditioning coils;

(b) Confirmed markings of Chinese origin for drywall in the home;

(c) Strontium levels in samples of drywall core found in the home (i.e. excluding the exterior paper surfaces) exceeding 1200 parts per million (ppm);

(d) Elemental sulfur levels in samples of drywall core found in the home exceeding 10 ppm;

(e) Elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide and/or carbon disulfide emitted from samples of drywall from the home when placed in test chambers using ASTM Standard Test Method D5504-08 or similar chamber or headspace testing;

(f) Corrosion if copper metal to form copper sulfide when copper is placed in test chambers with drywall samples taken from the home.
Florida Department of Health

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Exterior Painting a short sale home in Palm Bay, Fl

I just finished up this interior and exterior painting project in Palm Bay , Fl. The house was just purchased in a short sale due to foreclosure. The home was 1800 sq.ft with a stucco finish.

After pressure washing this Palm Bay home, we repaired all of the staircase stucco cracks, applied a tinted primer to ensure good adhesion, and then applied two coats of Richards Signature Series- satin exterior paint. We also painted the garage floor with an epoxy garage floor paint.

Here’s a few Before and After photos of the exterior painting:

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After:
Brevard County Exterior Painting
Garage Door Before:
Palm Bay- Exterior Painting
Garage Door After:
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Front Entry Before:
Palm Bay- Exterior House Painting
Front Entry After:
Palm Bay- Exterior House Painter
Staircase Stucco Cracks Before:
Palm Bay- Stucco Cracks
Staircase Stucco Cracks After:
Palm Bay- Stucco Cracks After Photo

Garage floors coated with an epoxy garage floor paint:
Brevard County- Garage Floor Painting

Brevard County- Garage Floor Paint

I am absolutely delighted with the finished result.
Peck Drywall and Painting painted the exterior of my home after performing some minor stucco repairs.
I have a stucco home that needed painting and some minor stucco repair.
Paul Peck came out to give an estimate in person at my earliest convenience and was very knowledgable and professional. His estimate was competitive with the four other estimates I received and he was able to start the job within a short period of time. He was present each day and his crew is very skilled and courteous. They worked around inclement weather and kept me informed of any issues or schedule adjustments. I am absolutely delighted with the finished result and would not hesitate to recommend this company to other Angie’s List members.
Elizabeth B. Melbourne, Fl

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Over the past 19 years we have built a great project portfolio by completing all types of commercial and residential painting projects here in Palm Bay, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach and surrounding areas.

Exterior Painting all of Brevard County, Florida

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Chinese Drywall is here in Brevard County, Florida

I have seen numerous homes affected by Chinese Drywall here in Brevard County, Florida. Also, Orange County, Volusia county and Indian River County are reporting it as well.

There are some simple tests that can performed if you suspect that your potential clients home or business has Chinese drywall, we are prepared to perform a few checks as recommended by the State of Florida to confirm the possibility of tainted drywall.

Chinese Drywall is here in Brevard County, Florida.

States with chinese drywall reported.

Palm Bay, Florida home built in 2005:
Affected by Chinese Drywall

After being contacted to do a Chinese drywall inspection by the new owners of this home, I set up the appointment for the next day. As soon as I walked in the door it smelt like rotten eggs and my eyes started to immediately burn.

By the end of the Chinese drywall inspection, it was determined that the entire interior of this home contained Chinese drywall throughout including the garage drywall and the drywall ceiling on the pool patio as well.

Chinese Drywall in Brevard County, FL

Chinese Drywall in Brevard County, FL


The AC’s copper line is corroded. The copper on the inside of this unit is even worse.
Ac Copper Corrosion

Ac Copper Corrosion


Copper corrosion

Copper corrosion

More corrosion in the shower.

Shower corrosion

Shower corrosion

Water supply lines were also corroded.

Corroded Water line and flange.

Corroded Water line and flange.

Chinese Drywall markings:

Chinese Drywall Markings

Chinese Drywall Markings


Identification Method

(1) an initial or threshold inspection to find visual signs of metal corrosion and evidence of drywall installation during the relevant time period, and

(2) the identification of corroborating evidence or characteristics.

The identification process is two steps:

Step 1: Threshold Inspection

(a) Blackening of copper electrical wiring and/or air conditioning evaporator coils; and

(b) The installation of new drywall (for new construction or renovations) between 2001 and 2008. A positive result for this step (including both criteria) is a prerequisite to any further consideration.

Visual inspection must show:

Step 2: Corroborating Evidence

Because it is possible that corrosion of metal in homes can occur for other reasons, it is important to obtain additional corroborating evidence of problem Chinese Drywall. Homes with the characteristic metal corrosion problems must also have at least 2 of these corroborating conditions if the new drywall was installed between 2005 and 2008.
For installations between 2001 and 2004, at least 4 of the following conditions must be met. Collecting evidence of these corroborating conditions will in some cases require professional assessors and/or testing by analytical laboratories.

a) Corrosive conditions in the home, demonstrated by the formation of copper sulfide on copper coupons (test strips of metal) placed in the home for a period of 2 weeks to 30 days or confirmation of the presence of sulfur in the blackening of the grounding wires and/or air conditioning coils;

(b) Confirmed markings of Chinese origin for drywall in the home;

(c) Strontium levels in samples of drywall core found in the home (i.e. excluding the exterior paper surfaces) exceeding 1200 parts per million (ppm);

(d) Elemental sulfur levels in samples of drywall core found in the home exceeding 10 ppm;

(e) Elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide and/or carbon disulfide emitted from samples of drywall from the home when placed in test chambers using ASTM Standard Test Method D5504-08 or similar chamber or headspace testing;

(f) Corrosion if copper metal to form copper sulfide when copper is placed in test chambers with drywall samples taken from the home.
Florida Department of Health

Always contact your local building department to see if a building permit is required for the work you need and if a state or locally licensed contractor is required to do the job.

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Popcorn Removal in Palm Bay, Fl | Skip Trowel Texture

The Job:
On this popcorn removal project. We removed the dated popcorn texture from the living room, kitchen, dining room and foyer ceilings of a home in Palm Bay/Melbourne, Florida.

First task is to cover and protect everything in these rooms with plastic. Including the walls. Next,we  removed all of the outdated and yellowed popcorn ceiling texture.
Once the popcorn texture is removed, we repaired several failing and cracked tape joints and filled any holes on the now exposed drywall ceiling.
After the repairs were competed, we applied a skip trowel hand texture to ceilings.
Next, we primed newly skip troweled ceilings with an oil base stain blocking primer to insure good adheshion and beautiful bright white ceilings after the finsh coat of paint has been applied. Lastly we painted the skip troweled ceilings with two coats of Sherwin Williams Pro-Mar 200 semi-gloss paint.

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What the homeowners had to say about their new skip troweled ceilings:

Choose Peck Drywall and Painting…you will be delighted!
Paul and his team are highly professional and capable. He created a skip trowel ceiling for us that can honestly be described as a work of art! No more popcorn ceiling and we’re very happy with the result.
Dennis B.- Palm Bay, FL

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