Monson residents discuss crumbling foundations affecting the town

Hampden County

Dozens of Monson residents discussed the crumbling foundations affecting homeowners in town.

Foundations are falling apart because of a mineral that was mixed in the concrete from a Connecticut quarry.

State Senators Eric Lesser and Anne Gobi and Representative Brian Ashe worked to establish a process to reimburse homeowners for the cost of testing their foundations.

Longmeadow resident Russell Dupere told 22News his foundation looked fine from the outside, but it wasn’t.

“My concrete was crumbling basically instead of cracking, it was actually just falling apart, turning into dust almost on the ground,” Dupere said. “And I had about 20 feet of that, but we’re in the process of replacing it now.” 

The company where the concrete was purchased has since gone out of business.

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