Find Homes With Tainted Drywall

When the Consumer Product Safety Commission provided data in October, the agency said it had received fewer than 3,500 reports of tainted drywall. ProPublica and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune compiled a list of addresses from county property appraiser data and records in consolidated lawsuits filed in New Orleans federal court and found nearly twice that number: around 6,900 homes. Related story »

Homes With Tainted Drywall by County

State County Addresses
(6,913 homes)
Florida Lee County 1,518
Florida Palm Beach County 747
Florida Broward County 607
Florida Hillsborough County 515
Florida Miami-Dade County 294
Louisiana St. Tammany Parish 281
Florida Collier County 264
Florida Charlotte County 254
Florida St. Lucie County 240
Alabama Baldwin County 209
Louisiana Orleans Parish 143
Florida Indian River County 132
Louisiana St. Bernard Parish 125
Mississippi Jackson County 113
Alabama Shelby County 111
Alabama Jefferson County 108
Florida Pinellas County 106
Mississippi Harrison County 102
Florida Sarasota County 93
Alabama Mobile County 88
Florida Martin County 88
Florida Manatee County 80
Alabama St. Clair County 69
Florida Pasco County 59
Louisiana Jefferson Parish 51
Mississippi Hancock County 46
Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish 38
Virginia Newport News city 36
Louisiana Ascension Parish 34
Florida Polk County 33
Florida Escambia County 30
Louisiana Tangipahoa Parish 18
Louisiana Livingston Parish 15
Mississippi Pearl River County 13
Virginia Virginia Beach city 12
Mississippi Stone County 10
Florida Santa Rosa County 9
Virginia Chesapeake city 9
Florida Brevard County 8
Virginia Norfolk city 7
Florida Lake County 7
Louisiana West Baton Rouge Parish 6
Virginia York County 6
Louisiana Washington Parish 6
Florida Hendry County 6
Texas Harris County 5
Florida Duval County 5
Alabama Madison County 5
Florida Highlands County 5
Alabama Marshall County 4
Alabama Talladega County 4
Virginia Williamsburg city 4
Florida Okeechobee County 3
Alabama Etowah County 3
Louisiana Iberville Parish 3
Florida Bay County 3
Louisiana St. Charles Parish 3
Florida Okaloosa County 3
Florida Marion County 3
Louisiana Plaquemines Parish 3
Florida Putnam County 3
Florida Orange County 3
Mississippi Greene County 3
Mississippi George County 3
Georgia Douglas County 2
Florida Osceola County 2
Georgia Barrow County 2
Alabama Escambia County 2
Alabama Chilton County 2
Florida Flagler County 2
Louisiana Concordia Parish 2
Florida Baker County 2
Florida St. Johns County 2
Mississippi Wayne County 2
Louisiana Caddo Parish 2
Texas Bowie County 2
North Carolina Perquimans County 2
Mississippi Walthall County 2
Alabama Cullman County 2
Maryland Howard County 2
Alabama Monroe County 2
Florida DeSoto County 2
Louisiana St. John the Baptist Parish 2
Florida Clay County 2
Illinois Cook County 2
Alabama Montgomery County 2
Mississippi Clay County 1
Alabama Clarke County 1
Alabama Colbert County 1
Florida Citrus County 1
Alabama Elmore County 1
Alabama Blount County 1
Mississippi Lamar County 1
Florida Columbia County 1
Alabama Covington County 1
Mississippi Jones County 1
Georgia Clayton County 1
Texas Montgomery County 1
Arkansas Pulaski County 1
Arizona Maricopa County 1
Louisiana East Feliciana Parish 1
Virginia Southampton County 1
Georgia Cherokee County 1
Mississippi Warren County 1
Mississippi Lauderdale County 1
Georgia White County 1
Alabama Greene County 1
Florida Hernando County 1
Virginia Suffolk city 1
Louisiana St. Mary Parish 1
Virginia Falls Church city 1
Georgia Cobb County 1
Virginia Richmond city 1
Mississippi Copiah County 1
Virginia Hampton city 1
Mississippi Pontotoc County 1
Alabama Calhoun County 1
Tennessee Hamilton County 1
Alabama Marengo County 1
North Carolina Caldwell County 1
Mississippi Madison County 1
Iowa Dubuque County 1
Ohio Hocking County 1
Alabama Tuscaloosa County 1
New Mexico Rio Arriba County 1
Arizona Pinal County 1
Wisconsin Sheboygan County 1
Louisiana Ouachita Parish 1
Mississippi Hinds County 1
Louisiana Vermilion Parish 1
Mississippi Bolivar County 1
Florida Bradford County 1
Mississippi Rankin County 1
Florida Hardee County 1
Georgia Camden County 1
Louisiana Calcasieu Parish 1
Alabama Wilcox County 1
Alabama Washington County 1
South Carolina Darlington County 1
Florida Walton County 1
Florida Leon County 1

About this Data

Addresses in this database come from county property appraiser data (which had to be updated to reflect the reassessed value of homes with tainted drywall problems) and from consolidated lawsuits filed in New Orleans federal court. The data in the timeline above the chart came from the CPSC. Important: The timeline does not include data for the month of January in any of the years represented. That’s because some homeowners didn’t know exactly when their drywall problems began, and the CPSC placed all such reports in January of the given year, which would incorrectly skew the January numbers. See the methodology behind this News Application.

The CBS News Investigative Unit provided research for this database.

Correction (March 25, 2011): This news application originally included lists of contractors, manufacturers, distributors, importers and builders involved in lawsuits over tainted drywall. A software bug caused those lists to overstate the number of addresses associated with each company. The erroneous lists, and references to them, have been removed.