posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 01:29 AM
Brad Pitt‘s Hurricane Katrina charity Make It Right New Orleans is under fire after more than two dozen homes that the organization built in
the devastated Ninth Ward were discovered to be rotting from the inside out! “The wood turned gray and it was also black,” Make It Right
home-owner Nola Verrett tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. “Also some parts it was buckling and it had mushrooms growing out of it. Different
neighborhoods saw it too.”
Reps for Make It Right have laid the blame on the lumber, from wood company TimberSIL. A unique non-burning glass-and-wood blend, it had been
guaranteed for 40 years, but now will be replaced at a cost of $150,000 to Make It Right.
“It was unable to withstand moisture, which is obviously a big problem in New Orleans,” Make It Right rep Taylor Royle told the New Orleans
Advocate. Pitt’s charity is now reportedly considering legal action against the company. (TimberSIL and Make It Right did not respond to Radar’s
requests for comment on the situation.)
It's not Brad Pitt's Charity at fault but rather the lumber company they used, TimberSIL
It will cost $150k to replace the wood, though the company guaranteed the 'unique non-burning glass-and-wood blend' it sold for 40 years. The
charity is considering legal action against the company.
Some of the houses have already been replaced with yellow pine, but a few aren't so lucky
So far, only about 30 houses have to be fixed.
The Make It Right
pushes the green construction, talking about safer materials.
They model after Cradle to Cradle
, who pushes the green agenda as well, promoting safer materials too
But what they need to research more is how well will it hold up in areas that have 100% humidity year round
Evidently the wood product that they originally used did not hold up well against the moisture in New Orleans
And then we have this from TimberSIL
While wildfires are a fact of life here in California, not everyone lives in a high fire zone. Instead it’s the wood rotting and insect
damage that destroy the majority of wooden structures. To prevent rotting in lumber designed for outdoor use, pressure treated wood uses pesticides,
heavy metals and other know carcinogenic substances to kill off insects and fungus. The chemicals used can leach out into the ground and off gas into
our breathing air and in the end the wood still rots. TimberSIL® is NOT “treated wood”. TimberSIL is the first product ever to be deemed by
the EPA a Non-Toxic Barrier Product, meaning TimberSIL stops insects and rot with only the use of a physical barrier.
Hmmm, looks like they need to re-evaluate their standards that they claim for their wood product, the part at the end where it says it will stop rot
Non-toxic is great but what about rotting wood and mildew? Not so good
Plus more money spent in the long run to fix repairs and a reputation at stake
edit on 2-1-2014 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)