I will give you my personal opinion. This is just the way I feel about it. I would not touch it.
I do not know why there has not been any health risks associated with Chinese Drywall. HOWEVER, if it is pitting the exposed plumbing metal AND destroying the air handler exposed metal fins in the air conditioner and corroding the metal wiring in the house...I do not want to be breathing it.
Another fact, concrete is porous. It seems to me that if you take out the sheetrock, the plumbing, the wiring you still have a concrete floor and in some homes concrete block walls, you have porour concrete. I have not heard anyone assure anyone else that that is safe without some sort of treatment, however, what kind of treatment is available?
I know that there are investers buying these homes and rehabing them and re selling them.
There is one other issue. When you are selling a property, a document that the seller must supply a potential buyer is the Property Condition Report. It must disclose anything that might materially effect the property. Chinese drywall MUST be disclosed to a potential buyer and won't that go on to the next buyer that...Yes it contained the tainted drywall, it was removed and remediated. This will allways follow the property.
Well, that is my opinion, you do your research and come to your own conclusions and of course I wish you the very best in the future.
Debbie Albert, PA