Event held for homeowners with crumbling foundations

Hampden County

It’s a story we’ve been covering for months and it’s something that has been a major issue in western Massachusetts and Connecticut in recent years.

A community meeting for homeowners who are dealing with or worried about the problem of crumbling foundations was held in East Longmeadow Saturday. Foundations are falling apart because of a mineral that was mixed in the concrete from a Connecticut quarry.

Senators Eric Lesser and Anne Gobi hosted the event along with Representative Brian Ashe and the Office of Public Safety and Inspections. Homeowners were encouraged to ask questions and learn about what assistance may be available for them. 

Lesser told 22News, “If they have a concern that they might have this issue in their home they can contact our office or they can contact the state department of inspection services and they can apply for reimbursement if they get the testing done. The idea here is we’ve got to get a handle on the scope of the problem.”

Earlier this year, the state launched its reimbursement program to provide residents with financial help toward the cost of testing their foundations. 

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