Lawmakers urged to help crumbling foundation homeowners

It can cost $200,000 to repair some foundations

Connecticut State Capitol
The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Regional officials are reminding state lawmakers it’s urgent this session to provide assistance to eastern and central Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.

Both the executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments and chairman of a CRCOG committee studying the issue are scheduled to appear Monday at the Legislative Office Building to call on the General Assembly to pass a comprehensive plan. They’ll be joined by local officials and supportive state legislators who are seeking a comprehensive testing program and a remediation fund for homeowners.

It’s been estimated that as many as 30,000 homes could be affected by the crumbling foundation problem, which has been traced to a concrete mix containing an iron sulfide.

It can cost $200,000 to repair some foundations. Many insurers have not covered the cost.

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