While covering the crumbling foundations story, the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters have received countless questions from homeowners about what they should do if they suspect they have the concrete problem.
The Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) has a webpage with useful information for homeowners. Working with local public works and contruction experts, CRCOG has compiled an initial list of qualified vendors for Structural Engineering Services and Concrete Foundations Replacement Services. Click here to see the list.
We spoke with Don Childree, a local contractor who has consulted on the concrete issue with hundreds of homeowners in Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties over the past several years. In this video, he provides insight as to the symptoms of the crumbling foundation problem as well as what to do if you suspect your home has this concrete issue. Childree also details the process of replacing the concrete to restore home to its full value.
In addition, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has a great deal of information about the steps you can take, if you suspect you have a crumbling foundation.