Connecticut homeowners, primarily in the northeastern part of the state, who have identified concrete foundation problems, or those seeking to investigate if their home may have possible issues, can link to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection’s webpage for information and resources. The site has highlights and reports of the investigation into the crumbling foundations and its suspected causes, and Connecticut legislation passed to assist homeowners. In addition, other resources available include, press releases, resources for homeowners affected, what to look for if homeowners suspect their residence may be affected and what steps to follow, insurance related issues, a vendor list of home improvement contractors for those wanting to make repairs, and other important resources can be found here: http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1625&Q=569328
Note: The 2017 Bipartisan Budget contains a provision for testing of foundations. That process is being managed by CRCOG through a contract by the Department of Housing. Specific questions regarding testing and reimbursement may go to email@example.com or (860) 724-4277.
To apply for testing reimbursement, visit: https://www.foundationtesting.org/
More information regarding the budget provisions affecting homeowners can be found in this update from State Representatives Jeff Currey and Christopher Davis
TO FILE A COMPLAINT
Homeowner’s who believe their home’s foundation is deteriorating due to this potentially faulty concrete, can file a complaint with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection by completing this form and returning this complaint document through the mail or by email at the following:
State of Connecticut
Department of Consumer Protection
450 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
or by E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
When filling out a complaint form, homeowner’s are asked to provide as much information as possible about the home, including pictures, or other evidence from the crumbling foundation to show the issues they are experiencing.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HOMEOWNERS
SOURCES: Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection; University of Connecticut’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratory; Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements (CCACB)
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: November2017