Why are crumbling concrete foundations an issue in CT?
Crumbling foundations are caused by a mineral called pyrrhotite that is found in a quarry in Willington, CT. This quarry has since been shut down for residential use. However, if your home, an addition, or septic tank was built between 1983 and 2011, you might be experiencing a crumbling foundation as a result of sand sourced from this site. You will notice this through cracking in the foundation, which leads to crumbling. Towns in Northeastern Connecticut through NECCOG are working together to find ways to help residents. So far Voluntown is not included as no cases have been reported in town. It is very important to report to the town if an inspection has shown evidence of a crumbling foundation. Thank you.
What does a crumbling concrete foundation look like?
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CT Department of Consumer Protection has information for homeowners (including how to file a complaint), and updates on legislation.
For information on vendors to contact for structural engineering services and remediation services, go here.