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Relief Arrives for Connecticut Homeowners with Crumbling Foundations

After worrying for years about the foundations crumbling beneath their houses, hundreds of suburban homeowners in a large swath of central Connecticut are getting help to salvage property that had been doomed by a bad batch of concrete. The homes …

Vote Expected on Federal Funds to Test Connecticut Crumbling Foundations

Federal legislation that sets aside $4 million in federal funds to study the effects of the mineral pyrrhotite on concrete aggregate has advanced in the U.S. Congress. Democratic U.S. Joe Courtney, whose eastern Connecticut district includes homeowners with basements crumbling …

New Loan Program Could Help Connecticut Homeowners with Foundation Woes

Connecticut lawmakers are working to provide additional assistance to homeowners impacted by the crumbling foundations problem. The House of Representatives last week advanced a bill to the Senate, by a vote of 131-7, requiring the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to …

Connecticut Crumbling Foundations Entity Halts Approval of New Work

The entity overseeing distribution of state funds to help Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations has ceased authorizing new foundation construction work until it receives a payment from the state Department of Housing. Michael Maglaras, superintendent of the Connecticut Foundation Solutions …

Connecticut Lawmakers Continue Push to Address Crumbling Foundations

Connecticut lawmakers were urged Friday to pass additional legislation to address the state’s crumbling foundations problem and also find additional funds to help impacted homeowners. Michael Marglaras, superintendent of the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, said it is good news …

Insurers Agree to Help Cover Some Connecticut Crumbling Foundation Costs

Two insurance companies have agreed to provide a total of $10.5 million to help Connecticut homeowners cover the cost of repairing and replacing crumbling foundations, officials said Tuesday. The state has reached separate agreements with The Hartford and Liberty Mutual …

Connecticut Court to Hear Arguments Over Crumbling Foundations Insurance

The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether homeowners’ insurance policies should cover repairs to thousands of homes with crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete. Justices will hear arguments in three cases Tuesday. An estimated 35,000 homes …

Travelers Establishes Program to Help with Connecticut Crumbling Foundations

The Travelers Companies Inc. has established the Travelers Benefit Program, a $5 million fund to assist customers in repairing homes with crumbling foundations in northeast Connecticut. The matter stems from concrete contaminated by the mineral pyrrhotite, which can cause foundations …

Head of Connecticut Crumbling Foundations Entity Concerned About Funding Delay

The superintendent of the new entity charged with distributing millions of dollars to Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations says he’s within weeks of shutting down if state bonding isn’t released. Michael Maglaras told members of several legislative committees on Friday …

Candidate Seeks to File Brief in Connecticut Crumbling Foundations Case

A Democratic candidate for state Attorney General is seeking permission to become involved in a court case involving eastern Connecticut homeowners whose foundations are crumbling. Wethersfield state Sen. Paul Doyle filed a piled a petition Thursday in state Supreme court …