Polybutylene Atlanta
A Reoccurring Nightmare for Homes Throughout Georgia

Polybutylene is a plastic resin used in the manufacture of plastic pipes and fittings from 1978 until 1995. During this time polybutylene was installed in up to ten million homes and businesses throughout the United States including Atlanta, Georgia which is estimated to have more polybutylene installed than any other state. The main problem with polybutylene is that it fails suddenly, without warning, and often fails catastrophically.

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How Georgia's Counties Stack Up
Georgia's Top 9 Polybutylene Counties
for Claims Filed
Gwinnett County 17,282
Cobb County 16,737
Fulton County 11,655
Cherokee County 5,766
Clayton County 3,518
Fayette County 2,885
Dekalb County 2,347
Douglas County 1,656
Forsyth County 901

Because this type of pipe was much cheaper and easier to install than other competing materials it was touted by many as being "the pipe of the future". Its widespread popularity spanned nearly two decades, resulting in a recurring nightmare for countless households, businesses, and municipalities, both domestically and around the globe. At the peak of its popularity, certain areas of the country were in the midst of a residential construction boom including the Sun Belt, the Mid Atlantic, and the Pacific Northwest. Polybutylene failures continue to be a crisis for households and businesses across the nation.

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Exactly how Atlanta families will deal with the expected floodgate of damages associated with polybutylene remains to be seen.

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Atlanta Polybutylene Repair