pyrrhotite News

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 …

Connecticut Lawmakers Create ‘Insurance Company’ to Help Homeowners

Connecticut legislators are looking to help hundreds, if not thousands, of homeowners whose foundations are crumbling because of an iron sulfide found in the concrete by creating the state’s own insurance company. The newly minted state budget includes language establishing …

Federal Officials Study Connecticut Crumbling Foundations

Federal officials have visited Connecticut to study the mineral blamed for causing foundations to crumble in thousands of homes. WVIT-TV reports officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished a two-day visit to …