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 Housing 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/doh/cwp/view.asp?a=4513&Q=599270&PM=1
Testing of foundations is being managed by CRCOG through a contract by the Department of Housing. Specific questions regarding testing and reimbursement, email email@example.com or call (860) 724-4277.
To apply for testing reimbursement, visit: https://www.foundationtesting.org
NOTE: On November 15, 2018 applications will begin being accepted from homeowners seeking state funds to replace failing foundations. A captive insurance company, Connecticut Foundations Solutions Indemnity Company (CFSIC) was created by the legislature to assist homeowners with paying for their crumbling foundations. Applications will be reviewed and eligible payouts will be made, until funds run out.
Applications are available at: crumblingfoundations.org
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: October2018