Sounds like the makings of a bad joke on late night TV, but the problem is real and may have affected a small percentage of homes built in Hampton Roads and to a larger extent homes across the country.  I have even learned that a large well known builder in the area is negotiating to buy back some homes that were built in Chesapeake due to using this product.  

Apparently, the defective Chinese drywall was used in some new construction projects since approximately 2004.  With the building boom around the nation, drywall was in short supply and untested Chinese drywall was imported to meet demand.  

It appears the chemical make up of the drywall is causing health and material defects in the home itself. If you think your home may be affected, you can read more about this issue by using the links below:

Deffective Chinese Drywall Lawsuit

In The Walls, A New Health Concern