Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shoddy Construction

The Chinese drywall issue has gotten a lot of attention in part, I think, because people get to blame foreigners, even though domestic companies knew and didn't care. but during the housing boom there was an immense amount of crappy construction. Some problems are bigger than others, but my housing inspector was telling me about whole neighborhoods where they'd screwed up the stucco requiring tens of thousands of work per house.