Chinese Sheetrock & Drywall Repair & Renovations

Throughout Metro New Orleans

Following Hurricane Katrina, many homes and businesses throughout the metro New Orleans area needed major renovations or were completely rebuilt. We know about this firsthand, as we were there rebuilding many of these homes on both sides of Lake Pontchartrain.

This increase in construction led to a shortage of American-sourced sheetrock. Many builders began receiving drywall materials from other countries, such as China. We later learned that some of this drywall contained dangerously high levels of sulfur. Savoie Construction provides remediation and removal services for problem Chinese sheetrock.

Signs that Your Home May Contain Problem Drywall Materials

Not all drywall from China is dangerous, and problem drywall does not exclusively come from China. Therefore, simply knowing where your materials were sourced will not tell you for certain if they are safe. There are certain signs that you can look for, such as:

  • If you smell sulfur in your home (usually described as a rotten egg smell)
  • Metal items (pipes, wires, etc.) in the walls become corroded
  • Your heating and air system may malfunction

Most importantly, problem drywall can cause people in the home to develop health problems. Inhabitants of the home could show any of the following symptoms:

  • Itchy/watery eyes
  • Irritated skin
  • Respiratory problems
  • Bloody noses
  • Headaches
  • Sore throats

If anyone in your home is displaying symptoms you think could be related to the drywall, first call a physician, then call Savoie Construction to have the drywall removed.

Remediation of Chinese Drywall Issues

Problem drywall removal is a very delicate process. It involves stripping the walls back down to the studs and supports and rebuilding them. As the contaminated Chinese drywall causes serious health risks, it is essential to remove all traces of the materials.

You can trust our experienced and professional renovators to not only completely clear away the problem drywall, but to do so in a safe and careful manner. This may be an invasive process for your walls, but we will be respectful of your home and your belongings.

Call Now for a Consultation

If you are not sure if your home contains dangerous drywall, we recommend that you consult with us as soon as possible. We will gladly help you understand if you need remediation and how to proceed.

Areas We Service

Based in Slidell, Louisiana, Savoie Construction provides sheetrock repair and removal services throughout the greater New Orleans Metro area. We frequently complete projects in:

  • New Orleans
  • The Southshore
  • Slidell
  • Covington
  • Mandeville

We will travel to other communities in this area. If you are unsure as to whether or not we provide service in your area, please contact our offices by calling 985-643-9546.