WCI Communities, based in Bonita Springs, Florida, has confirmed that they built at least 200 homes with the potentially dangerous defective Chinese drywall. WCI Communities recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and anticipates facing roughly $40 million in claims related to the defective drywall. WCI has agreed to set up a trust to help homeowners affected by Chinese drywall as part of their reorganization plan.
WCI Communities’ announcement comes shortly after Lennar confirmed that they built about 400 homes in Florida with the allegedly defective drywall earlier this month. Homes built by Lennar which contain the defective Chinese drywall have seen extensive damage to electrical components in their homes caused by sulfurous gases emitted from the drywall. Homeowners have also complained of health problems as a result of the drywall, including headaches and respiratory problems.
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