After a unanimous vote of 8-0 at this past Tuesday’s City Council meeting, it is now illegal to use Chinese drywall when building or renovating in Norfolk, Virginia. Contractors are now required to certify that they will not use Chinese drywall in any future construction projects. If contractors refuse to certify that they won’t use Chinese drywall, they will be denied the permits needed in order to proceed with construction.

The ban was initiated by Councilman W. Randy Wright, who believes that there is still Chinese drywall in the United States, which builders will be tempted to use in future projects. This is the first we’ve seen of a legislative ban on the use of Chinese drywall, however, I doubt it will be the last.

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