Crumbling Basement Walls: What You Need To Know

Class Action Lawsuit Could Be Coming From Homeowners

With Foundations Crumbling, 'Your Home Is Now Worthless'

The New York Times: June 7, 2016

Sandra Miller was at work in January when her daughter called from their home here on Oakridge Drive with alarming news. The house was making loud noises, as if someone had jumped off the counter and landed with a bang. For seconds afterward, the house shook.

A while later, it happened again, and again. Over the next several hours, terrifying bankgs rattled the house. The next morning, Ms. Miller called Bill Neal, a structural engineer, who delivered the same stunning assessment to her that he has now told hundreds of homeowners: The concrete foundation was crumbling and as a result, her house was gradually collapsing. Learn More

Connecticut Officials Strike Deal In Cracking House Foundation Case

Connecticut Law Tribune: May 11, 2016

Hundreds of Connecticut homeowners have experienced cracking in their basement walls, allegedly due to faulty concrete. The situation is the subject of a recently filed lawsuit and an ongoing investigation by the state Office of the Attorney General.

Now, two companies have reached an agreement with state officials to stop selling concrete aggregate from Becker's Quarry in Willington. Concrete aggregate is crushed stone, sand and gravel that is combined with cement, water and sometimes other additives to produce concrete. Learn More

Fundamental Fears

Journal Inquirer: April 1, 2016

A group of residents concerned about their homes' foundations expressed frustration Thursday with what they perceive to be slow action and mixed messages about whether to participate in the state investigation.

Some residents said they don't intend to file claims with the Department of Consumer Protection because they are worried it would require them to also notify their home insurance providers that their homes' foundations are crumbling. Learn More

Hundreds of Homeowners Could Join Class Action Over Crumbling Foundations

Connecticut Law Tribune: February 4, 2016

Homeowners Michael and Joyce Halloran of Ellington discovered cracks in their basement walls last September. They learned the walls are collapsing and fixing them will cost over $150,000. They claim the problem is due to faulty concrete. They aren't alone. The problem is affecting hundreds of Connecticut homeowners, mostly in the northeastern section of the state.

The problem is already the subject of an investigation by the state Office of the Attorney General. Now the situation had led to a class action filed on behalf of homeowners against their insurance companies, which have reportedly refused to pay to fix the problems. Learn More