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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Inspects Crumbling Foundations in South Windsor

March 24, 2016
Press Release

South Windsor, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited two homeowners in South Windsor who are struggling with cracking and crumbling foundations. Dr. Saud Anwar of the South Windsor Town Council and Commissioner Jonathan Harris of the Department of Consumer Protection joined Larson on the visit.

“Too many homeowners have been devastated financially and emotionally by this crisis,” said Larson. “You should feel safe in your own home, but instead too many families have to worry about their house crumbling beneath their feet. I commend Councilman Saud Anwar for proposing and establishing an advisory committee in South Windsor to work with the state and federal government on finding solutions for homeowners. This is a complex problem, but I am committed to working with Rep. Joe Courtney, Dr. Anwar, Gov. Malloy, and other state and community leaders to find a path forward for Connecticut homeowners.”

“This disaster will require communities,  towns, the state, and our federal government to work together with the insurance and banking industries to help the victims,” said Councilman Anwar.

“The Department of Consumer Protection is moving their investigation into crumbling concrete foundations forward quickly, and deliberately. We’ve had hundreds conversations with Connecticut residents since the Governor called for this investigation in July of last year, and understand the urgency of this issue,” said Commissioner Harris. “That’s why we’re doing everything we can to make sure this investigation is as thorough as possible, so that there is tangible information available that may help homeowners get the support they need.”

Foundation cracks begin to appear 15 to 20 years after the concrete was initially poured. The cost to replace damaged foundations can range from $150,000 to $200,000. More information can be found at the Department of Consumer Protection’s page here, or by visiting https://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1625&Q=569328.

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