The  Home  Experts
Chinese Drywall Remediations, Inspections,Testing i
The Home Experts, Licensed General Contractor in Florida for years CGC007826
Member ASTM C-11 Committee for Chinese Drywall Standards
EPA Certified Lead Remodeler.



Why Use The Home Experts for your Chinese Drywall Repairs needs
I bring a vast knowledge of home building, home repair and customer service to the table. We have been deeply involved in Chinese Drywall before it became news.  It takes a combination of experiences to be able to help Clients with CD.  Mr. Herman spent 25 years with Lennar Homes.  During that time he built 10,000 homes.  He was in charge of thousands of indoor environmental  issues and their remediation.  He also handled many product defect cases and litigation.  We also provide Home Inspections.  It is important to have all of these qualifications. Finding Chinese Drywall requires a forensic approach. We recently found Chinese Drywall during a pre-close inspection in a $2,000,000 home.  The seller had done every thing he could to hide the symptoms.

I am independent and can be trusted.  Don't rely on the inspector furnished by your    Builder,  Insurance Company or an Attorney.

12 Point Visual Inspection
We will visit your home and provide a limited inspection to try and determine if Chinese Drywall is installed in your home.   The inspection will include inspecting your accessible air-condition coils and hot water heater piping. We will remove the covers from 6 electrical boxes and examine the edges of the drywall and the electrical wires.  Inspecting the back of the attic drywall may not be done if there is obstructions or blown insulation.  This information will be compared to the Florida Health Department's guidelines for Chinese Drywall. The Client will be given a written report within 3  business days.  Please see the exclusions and limitations section below. This is the only inspection most clients need.

Don't purchase a home with out having it inspected for Chinese Drywall.

Look Behind the Drywall Observe the Label. 
We will bring a boroscope to your home.  We can cut 12 one inch round and insert the boroscope to see the back of the drywall on the other side of the cavity or cut 6 approximately six by twelve inch rectangular  openings. Please be advised that since labels are intermittent a label may not be found.  Each additional 1 inch hole is $6.00 and each additional rectangular opening is $12.00. The patching of the drywall can be arranged at an additional cost.

Test a sample of the drywall in your home.  

You can mail us samples from anywhere in the United States or we can come to your home In the greater Tampa Bay area to gather samples.  Please go to the "Chinese Drywall testing Tab" for more details.

 Inspection and Estimate
We can provide the client with a Generic Estimate for the expected costs to replace the Chinese 


Drywall and repair/replace the damaged copper items based on a limited inspection. All of the components of the    home that have to be removed or replaced will be included.  An estimate customized for your home can also       prepared at an additional charge. The cost of a custom estimate would be refunded to the client if we were  awarded the remediation contract for your home. Please see the exclusions and limitations section below.

Consulting:  If your home is being repairs you need a trusted professional to make sure it is done correctly.  I can meet with you and discuss your concerns then visit your home at critical times.  The cost of this service starts at $450.

Remediation: We are currently providing remediation services for homes that contain Chinese Drywall. Mr. Herman has built 10,000 homes and managed customer service for 25 years. This makes him the right choice to remediate your home.  We use the proper protocols.

Exclusions and Limitations


 Inspections:   The above proposed limited inspection will not identify the manufacture of the drywall in your home. We will not move furniture or other property.  The inspection does not include testing for chemical compounds in the air although that can be arranged.  This is not a home inspection that can identify defects, mold and problems with the operations of various systems in your home. We will inspect the air-conditioning coils only if they can be observed by removing the metal access panel.    This inspection does not include destructive testing.  It is agreed that should the inspection not identify Chinese Drywall in your home and latter some is discovered, The Home Experts, Inc only responsibility would be to refund the cost of the inspection. 

Destructive Testing or Gathering Samples: We will only provide cut inspection/sample holes in the walls if the Client requests it.  The purpose of the destructive testing is to attempt to find the manufacturer’s label on the back of the dry wall although we believe that much of the Chinese Drywall has an identifiable label, some of the Chinese Drywall is unlabeled or miss labeled.  It is assumed that the destructive testing is being performed because there are symptoms of Chinese Drywall.  Therefore patching the walls is not included in the price.  Patching can be arranged at additional costs.  Patches in drywall are not invisible.



Estimates: Estimates are based on a visual inspection.  It would not include costs associated with hidden damage, cost to remove personal property or expenses for relocating your family.  The Generic Estimate is based on homes that fall into a range of home sizes and may not represent exactly the cost attributed to the unique portions of your home.  A more detailed estimate can be done for your home at an additional cost.






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