CT Crumbling Foundations Program
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What is a crumbling foundation?
Homes, including additions, in Connecticut built after 1983 have the potential for a failed concrete foundation due to the possible presence of a naturally occurring iron sulfide, pyrrhotite, in their concrete foundation. The concrete originated from the JJ Mottes Concrete Company in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, during the years 1983 - 2015. The mineral is found in a Willington, Connecticut, quarry that no longer supplies aggregate for residential foundations. Pyrrhotite causes the slow deterioration of the concrete when exposed to oxygen and water. While the presence of pyrrhotite indicates the potential for concrete deterioration, its existence alone does not necessarily cause it. The cracking starts small and may take more than 10 years to over 30 years to appear. The damage is irreversible. The repair is to fully replace the impacted foundation with a new foundation that does not contain pyrrhotite.
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Thankfully the State of Connecticut established a program that is facilitated through the CFSIC (Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, Inc) which provides potential financial assistance for claimants that qualify. We have CFSIC-Certified inspectors on staff who can inspect and assign the foundation for your new home a "severity rating" using the CFSIC guidelines. These foundations must be rated prior to the purchase of the home. Having the foundation rated will allow you to submit current and future claims within the CFSIC program within the program guidelines. This service is a specialty service that is different from the foundation inspection performed during a standard home inspection. Reach out to us for additional information about this process. Specific questions regarding the CFSIC program must be directed to their program contacts.