"...(Our home) was a custom home, built in 2008, and unfortunately the original builder used those toxic materials in the original project. Eric was extremely knowledgable in the subject matter during the quoting process, and instilled confidence in his ability to perform this very large project. Along the way he never let us down. He helped with the redesign aspect (new kitchen, master bath, elevator, pool, and more...), picking the right materials, and ensuring we did the project right. His attention to detail was unmatched. Eric was honest, on-time, and kept us up to speed with pictures, phone calls, and meetings at the house during the entire project. We have built two previous homes (worked with builders), and this is by far the best experience. I was never once let down during the project. Eric is easy to work with, friendly, honest, and talented (expecting nothing less from his subs). I would recommend Eric's services to my closest friends. " - Kerry D.
Tampa Chinese Drywall Remediation / Information Page
Welcome to our Chinese Drywall Services & Information page.
Hearing the words "You have Chinese drywall" has to rank up there as one of the worst news you can receive. The financial impact is devastating, the potential health-related issues are disconcerting, and the lack of quality information, and qualified contractors, makes it all even worse.
At Charter Bay, we specialize in Chinese drywall remediation. If you are located in the greater Tampa Bay market, we believe we offer the very best option available to anyone considering remediating and rebuilding their Chinese drywall home. Although we cannot take away the difficult financial burden created by your Chinese drywall situation, we can remove every trace and memory of the Chinese drywall from your home, and rebuild it better than it ever was. We don't return homes to their original condition, we rebuild them better than they ever were. At Charter Bay, we do not offer any sprays, fogging, sealing, or any other gimmicks as "solutions" to your Chinese drywall problem. We resolve the problem the only way that is proven to work - we remove every trace of the drywall and all affected components, and we start over.
"Eric's attention to detail and thorough knowledge of Chinese drywall problems helped us feel secure and confident that our problem would be fixed correctly. He worked very closely with our attorney to collect the proper drywall samples for future use in our legal actions. Many times Eric went above and beyond in suggesting improvements without increasing costs. He answered our questions thoroughly and very considerately. And every subcontractor on the job site was equally professional. Our home was completely gutted down to the studs and he rebuilt it to exactly how it looked before. And I've never seen a cleaner jobsite. Overall an amazing job! We could not be happier. And I'm sure you will not be disappointed. " - Krista S.
We are a Florida state licensed Certified Building Contractor (CBC1255041) with over 17 years experience in the local Tampa market. We have spent the last couple years remediating Chinese drywall homes, and researching and learning all aspects of Chinese drywall. We believe we offer an expertise in the subject matter, and in the process of performing Chinese drywall remediation and rebuilds, unique to any other contractors in the entire Tampa market. We follow published recommendations by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Florida Division of Environmental Health (FDEH), and U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon. In addition, we carry the additional commercial insurance required for Chinese Drywall remediation work. See our additional Chinese drywall related services below.
Chinese Drywall Information Sources
News & Information - In addition to providing Chinese Drywall Remediation Services throughout Tampa Bay, we also provide the latest relevant news and information intended to help anyone with the toxic drywall. The issues that affect Chinese drywall homes in Tampa are the same issues that affect someone in New Orleans, or Cape Coral. With the three sources below (videos, blog posts, twitter feeds) we can help you stay up to date on all information pertaining to defective drywall. Our hope is that this will help you to make good decisions on your own defective drywall home.
You can access the latest Chinese drywall information through the following three sources, which each provide unique information:
Chinese Drywall Remediation Video Series: Our video series will share information on subjects important to homeowners who have Chinese drywall. The series will address the steps involved to remediate a Chinese drywall home, and will include all the stages of a remediation project, including home preparation, salvage, evidence documentation and preservation (EPO), demolition and remediation (cleaning), off-gassing, and finally, rebuilding. Some of the videos already posted include:
Additional topics will be covered in upcoming videos.
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Chinese Drywall Blog: Here you will find our own written stories, news, and commentary - as well as posts from other experts- related to defective Chinese drywall problems. Some of the topics covered include:
What is Chinese drywall?
Effects of Chinese drywall
Chinese drywall health issues and concerns
Chinese drywall inspections
Lawsuits and Litigation Updates
Legal Findings and Orders
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Chinese Drywall Twitter Feed: These snippets of information are a quick way to share relevant Chinese drywall related information. From numerous information news feeds we scan all of the defective drywall related news and then filter out all of the junk, and repeated information, and share only those stories and items most relevant to homeowners with defective drywall.
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"Eric is the only one that I have interviewed that I would have do the remediation project as he has such an in-depth knowledge as well as the fact that he is extremely detail oriented. The remediation protocol is a big deal to follow as exactly as possible and I feel that he is the best one to do this type of remediation..." - Kelly O
Additional Tampa Chinese Drywall Remediation Contractor Services
Chinese Drywall Protection of Evidence (Evidence Protection Order EPO) - If you plan to pursue litigation to recoup the costs of your Chinese drywall remediation, then it will be necessary to collect evidence in order to prove that your home actually had Chinese drywall.
The collection of the evidence will be one of the most important aspects of your whole project. Charter Bay can perform the evidence protection portion of your remediation project. Evidence collection must be performed in strict accordance with Judge Fallon’s most current Evidence Protection Order (E.P.O). At the time of this writing, the most current E.P.O is Pretrial Order 1(I) dated 1/24/2012. Collection of evidence must also be done in accordance with your attorney’s requirements. Unfortunately, and more than once, attorneys have shared with us that contractors did not perform the EPO correctly. When it comes to collecting the evidence, there are no do-overs. Those homeowners will not know until their trials begin whether or not the mistakes made in the EPO collection will negatively effect their ability to receive compensation. Charter Bay has developed a specific set of processes to ensure all aspects of your evidence collection are done correctly. All data is then compiled in a proprietary digital portfolio, and is then distributed to all parties.
Chinese Drywall Inspections, Samples, and Testing - So, you think you may have Chinese drywall. Now what? Well, if the tell-tale signs of Chinese drywall are fairly obvious, then your next step should be to contact a Chinese drywall attorney to review your options, and get advice on what your next steps should be (we can recommend a good attorney if you need advice).
If the signs are not as conclusive, you may wish to hold off on contacting an attorney. In either case, at some point you will need to have an inspection performed, and samples taken, to help determine the extent of Chinese drywall in your home. Charter Bay can help to determine the extent of the problem, and can coordinate the collection of samples to be tested in a laboratory. There are a number of tests that can be performed, including air sample testing, bulk drywall sample testing, and actual removal of sections of drywall to specifically determine which Chinese drywall company made the drywall
Which actions are taken, and which samples are collected, will be determined by your individual situation, whether you plan to pursue litigation and will need to gather certain evidence as part of that process, and the advice of your attorney if you have retained one.
Chinese Drywall Consulting - Our Chinese drywall consulting service is for those homeowners who live outside of the Tampa Bay market, and will need to hire their own Chinese drywall contractor. Charter Bay performs Chinese drywall remediation work exclusively in the greater Tampa Bay area, which includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties.
As our testimonials demonstrate, we work hard to deliver a very high level of quality and service to our clients. Whether your home is a 10,000 square foot custom luxury home adorned with the most lavish finishes, or a more modest home, Charter Bay is the best choice for those who want professionalism, quality, and turn-key service. Unfortunately, not all contractors who profess to be Chinese drywall experts possess the expertise of Charter Bay.
For homeowners who have Chinese drywall, but don’t live in the greater Tampa Bay area, Charter Bay offers Chinese drywall consulting services to help ensure that your project is done correctly. A Chinese drywall home remediation is a process that in many ways is more complicated than the original home construction itself. Without an experienced contractor, it is very easy to make mistakes that cost extra money, create irreparable damage, take extra time, fail to fully remove the problem, fail to remove the negative stigma of a home that had Chinese drywall, and cause unnecessary stress. It is critical that the remediation and rebuild is done correctly, and is documented correctly (whether or not your project will follow the Evidence Protection Order).
Our projects are not successful by chance, they are successful through detailed processes that have been built over time. As one example, to move a home through to the “Air Out” phase we follow and work through 29 separate Protocol Action Lists, which contain just under 500 specific action items that are followed. We leave nothing to chance, and it shows in our finished product.
Learn more about what makes "The Charter Bay Way" different from other Tampa Chinese Drywall Contractors, Custom Home Builders, and Remodelers and why you might consider us on our Professional Building Contractor page. Learn more about our 17+ years of building experience in the Tampa Bay, Florida market on our Chinese Drywall, Remodeling, Home Building Credentials page.
We offer free in-home consultations throughout Tampa, Florida including Pinellas, Pasco, HIllsborough, Hernando, Manatee, and Sarasota County to help you gain confidence in our work, our products, as well as our services.
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