There is no way to be sure which builders used Chinese Drywall. It was purchased by many building material suppliers and remained in their warehouse for many years.
Chinese drywall began arriving in the United States in 2001 and was imported in larger quantities after the 2004 - 2005 hurricane repairs and continued in quantity until 2007. Chinese drywall continued to be imported and used in home construction throughout the US. Feb 2009, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida requested a ban on the defective drywall, and a bill urging the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall Chinese-made drywall and temporarily ban its import. It was only in Nov of 2009 that the CPSC issued its report about Chinese drywall. Chinese drywall was installed in an unknown number of new construction projects throughout the US. I have seen numbers like 100,000 homes built with and half a billion pounds of drywall imported after 2006.
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Your lender can give you details about the VA condition requirements. As an example, if the house was built before 1978, you can't have peeling or chpping paint on the interior or exterior or they have to automatically assume it is lead paint and a health hazard. The roof needs to be in good condition and so does the electrical and plumbing--all of the functional systems. Cosmetic issues are not a problem.
Again, contact a VA lender to find out specific details on issues that may need to be corrected on a home before one of our cherished Vets buys the home.