Many of you will recall that Chinese Drywall has been a big problem in new homes in the Southeast United States. There has been much debate as to how and why that problem occurred and how the industry could have allowed it but the reality is that quality control must begin in purchasing where the decisions are made about what products to buy and install in your new home. There are so many products out there and manufacturers are constantly introducing new product and technology. But a good purchasing manager will approach any product carefully and do research on it before deciding to put it in your new home. One sure way to get the proper information is to buy American products because American manufactured products must meet strict criteria. Much of this criteria is established by The American Society of Testing and Materials. ASTM is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
At Southern Crafted Homes purchasing decisions are made at the highest level and great care is given to study the various products, validate their performance and ensure that there are no safety issues. ASTM standards are reviewed and product history is researched. You can be sure that when you purchase your new Southern Crafted Home in Tampa that the highest standards of quality will be applied.