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2011-10-31 07:00:00

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is beginning an initiative to establish health side effects with homeowners, their families, and their neighbors, who lived in a Florida subdivision, or condominium built in 2005, or 2006, that was later discovered to contain toxic Chinese drywall. Because homebuilders were intermixing what turned out to be toxic Chinese drywall, with U.S. made drywall in 2005 through 2006, and because toxic Chinese drywall appears to have been used in Florida since 2001,...

2011-10-17 07:00:00

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is ringing alarm bells about U.S. Taxpayer owned Fannie Mae reselling toxic Chinese drywall foreclosures, with the only disclosure being As Is, in places like Florida. The group estimates potentially 1000's of As Is toxic Chinese drywall home foreclosures have been sold by Fannie Mae in just Florida alone. The group estimates if taxpayer owned Fannie Mae reselling toxic Chinese drywall home foreclosures in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Southeast Texas,...

2011-10-17 10:44:00

LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong introduces the next generation of Sahara direct-apply residential ceiling tiles - the latest addition to its HomeStyle Ceilings collection. Sahara, one of Armstrong's best-selling finishes, is now available in a 16" x 16" tile profile that can be applied directly to dated drywall, plaster or popcorn ceilings anywhere in your home. The larger, trendier size provides homeowners with a better overall visual and is 50 percent faster to...

2011-10-04 15:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Painting and Finishing Contractors Association (LAP&FCA) announced that their organization will provide labor support to paint and do minor fix-up of a homeless shelter in the LA-area on October 7 - 8 as part of the national Benjamin Moore "Color Across America" initiative. Project Achieve Emergency Shelter, a homeless shelter in Long Beach, has been selected as the site to receive painting and fix-up for the two-day event. The...

2011-09-19 07:00:00

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, "On September 22nd Fox TV, and Google will sponsor a presidential debate for Republican hopefuls, including Governors Perry, Romney, former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Gingrich, and others. We desperately need homeowners, or family members stuck in a Florida home, or condominium that contains toxic Chinese drywall, to go to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center, with pictures of black air conditioning coils, black, or degraded...

2011-09-19 05:18:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PeerAssist LLC, a leading developer of tailored construction management software solutions, today announced that its customer, California Drywall Co., was a recipient of Constructech magazine's 2011 Gold Vision Award in the Drywall/Plaster subcontractor category with PeerAssist recognized as the technology enabler for the company. This is the second consecutive Gold Vision Award for both PeerAssist and California Drywall. The Constructech...

2011-09-15 14:05:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released updated remediation guidance for homeowners with problem drywall. The guidance calls for the replacement of all: problem drywall; smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms; electrical distribution components, including receptacles, switches and circuit breakers, but not necessarily wiring; and fusible-type fire...

2011-09-01 07:00:00

Americas Watchdog's Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is on the verge of dramatically expanding its initiatives related to all Chinese building products. Aside from the groups ongoing efforts to get a meaningful response from the Obama Administration, with respect to 100,000's of innocent US homeowners, in Florida, or the US Southeast, who are stuck in a toxic Chinese drywall home, these new initiatives will also include a very intense focus on all other potentially toxic, or defective Chinese...

2011-08-31 13:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Gypsum continues to innovate in the roofing industry with its DensDeck® Roof Boards, which are the first gypsum roof boards tested to contribute to Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings of up to 61 and Outdoor Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings of up to 49 in roofing assemblies for commercial framed construction*. These high levels of sound attenuation are especially important as new code and building programs...

2011-08-26 11:08:00

CROFTON, Md., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With reports of high winds headed to the region as part of Hurricane Irene, many homeowners are wondering how safe they are in their homes and what they can do now to prepare. Is there a point when you should head to the basement or seek shelter elsewhere? Jeff Caruso of Caruso Homes, Inc., a master builder with more than 30 years of experience building homes throughout the region, explains that the structure of recently built homes in the...


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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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